Van Persie dad: ‘It is impossible to go to another English team’

Robin Van Persie’s dad has insisted that the striker will remain at Arsenal and won’t sign for another Premier League side the Metro reports.

Speculation over the Dutchman’s future at the Emirates Stadium continues to rise especially as he has yet to agree to an extension on his current contract despite it expiring in 12-months.

Manchester City were reportedly at the head of the queue to capture the 28-year-old’s signature should he decide to leave North London but those hopes have now been dashed by the players father.

Bob van Persie asserted that his son would not be following in the footsteps of Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure in switching to the Etihad Stadium from the Gunners

Speaking to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo he said: “It is impossible to go to another English team.

“Robin does everything necessary to win, but victory is not his only goal. Play to win, but not at any cost.”

He also ruled out a move to Spanish duo Barcelona and Real Madrid stating that he doesn’t view it as a good career move for the striker in the event that he chooses to end his eight-year stay at Arsenal.

“Why the hell would he play at Barcelona or Real?” he said.

“Barca already have Messi and it does not make sense to join them. Madrid are not a team, but a group of stars.”

Serie A champions Juventus are also reportedly monitoring Van Persie’s situation and now appear to be the frontrunners to sign him should he become available later this summer.

He is currently with the Holland squad for Euro 2012 as they prepare for their opening game against Denmark on Saturday evening and has put further contract talks on hold until he has returned from the finals in Poland and Ukraine.