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Agent predicts RVP move

Italian super agent Vincenzo Morabito believes that Arsenal will find it increasingly difficult to hang on to star striker Robin Van Persie this summer.

Speaking to Italian football website Calciomercato.com Morabito thinks the Dutch maestro could leave the Gunners in the close season with several top European clubs sniffing around.

Van Persie has yet to sign a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium and with only a year left on his current deal speculation over his future has intensified over the past few months.

Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain, both backed by billionaire owners, lead the chase for the 28-year-old who has scored 35 goals for the North London club this season.

Serie A leaders Juventus are also keen to secure Van Persie’s signature but Morbita acknowledges the Italians won’t be able to compete with the financial muscle of City and PSG.

“It will be difficult for the Gunners to renew Robin’s contract,” he said.

“But Juventus is currently at a disadvantage compared to City and PSG that have very different financial resources.”

A move to the Premier League leaders seems unlikely considering Van Persie’s affinity to Arsenal although a move elsewhere isn’t out of the question.

In eight-seasons at the club the Gunners skipper has won just one FA Cup in 2005 and is desperate to add more silverware to his personal cabinet before it’s too late.

PSG appears to be the more likely destination should he choose to leave Arsene Wenger’s side with the French club prepared to offer him a lucrative deal to move to the Parc de Princes.

Carlo Ancelotti is desperate to add a proven goalscorer to his ranks to aid the Parisian’s Champions League hopes and Van Persie certainly comes with a substantial European pedigree.

 

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