Pierre van Hooijdonk has his say on Robin van Persie transfer saga

While talking to Daily Mirror, former Netherlands international, Pierre van Hooijdonk says that he believes that Manchester United are trying to sell striker Robin van Persie behind his back.

van Hooijdonk says that although RVP keeps on saying that he is happy at the moment but the fact of the matter is that the player is not happy with his current situation.

Reports claim that Turkish Super Lig giants Besiktas are keen on signing the former Arsenal striker and Hooijdonk believes that his compatriot has no shortage of options despite not being wanted at Old Trafford anymore.

“As early as January of this year, I received information from Turkey about Robin and Fenerbahce. The minute this information came, you knew that United had sent people to test the water for a move,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“Agents and others were searching for big clubs who are prepared to pay the high fee involved for Van Persie. Robin’s contract expires next year, so this is the moment when United can still get money for him.”

He continued: “Van Persie is in a difficult situation. To the outside world he says he is happy to stay and I can understand this. But Robin has the feeling that United want to get rid of him.

“A big club in England, Spain or Germany is a more attractive option. Until the player realises that behind his back the two clubs have done a big deal.