Sir Alex Ferguson has finally landed Robin van Persie from Arsenal as both clubs have agreed on a transfer fee believed to be £24million.
Nearly 6 weeks ago since van Persie released a statement on his official website stating his intention not to sign a new contract with Arsenal, its a decision that put United, Manchester City and Juventus on red alert as the tabloids speculated that City were the early front runners for the Dutch mans signature.
As the weeks passed by it then seemed Italian side Juventus were in pole position, but it is the famous red shirt of Manchester United that van Persie will be wearing this season as it seems the attraction of Old Trafford was a chance he could not pass up.
The signing of van Persie is a huge statement from United as he breaks the trend of Sir Alex not signing big name players for big money over the age of 28 mainly due to the fact the player will have no resell value.
It seems that Sir Alex simply could not ignore the chance to sign a player who was head and shoulders above any other footballer in the Premier League last season, a player who was crowned the leagues top goalscorer and also scooped the PFA and Football Writers player of the year.
The prospect of van Persie lining up alongside Wayne Rooney for United’s opening game away at Everton is simply mouthwatering, it’s like a fantasy football strike force!
The team who lost the league on goal difference will now have last seasons leading goalscorer in their ranks, its obvious Manchester United are wounded by last seasons title disappointment, signing a player of van Persie’s calibre and talent will give the reds a major boost as they look at trying to win back the Barclay's Premier League trophy.
By Kevin Ashford @KevinAshford7