Galatasaray are set to trade tackles with the Black Eagles – Besiktas – at their new home this weekend. The game is the first Istanbul derby in the new home of Besiktas – the Vodafone Arena.

The Spor Toto Super League is in its fifth week, and two of the most successful teams in history would go head to head. Besiktas enter in the game beaming with confidence after their 2-0 win at the Akhisar Manisa stadium last week.

RVP says kids to determine next move

Former Arsenal hit-man Robin van Persie says that his kids will be among top factors to consider if he is to make a return to the Premier League.

The ‘flying’ Dutchman spent more than a decade in England playing for Arsenal before switching to Manchester United. He established his name as one of the most outstanding goal scorers in the Premier League before his exit.

Stoke interested in Van Persie

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has dropped a hint that his team might be interested in signing former Arsenal and Manchester United striker.

He said that his team is still looking to sign a quality striker and that they are still considering different options.

Robin Van Persie is regarded as one of the finest strikers

Robin Van Persie is regarded as one of the finest strikers to have graced English football in the last decade.

However, his fall from grace has been incredibly dramatic in the last couple of years. Only in 2013, he helped Manchester United win the league title in what turned out to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in management. It also turned out to be the only time Van Persie won the Premier League title despite having been in the division for almost a decade. Since then, he has been performing very poorly and this led to his move to Fenerbahce last summer.

Robin van Persie may return to the Premier League

There are media reports that former Arsenal and Manchester United player may make a return to the Premier League in the summer.

It is believed that West Ham and Crystal Palace might be interested in signing the player. Robin van Persie was playing for Fenerbahce, but the Turkish club stated last week that the Dutch player’s contract would be terminated in the summer.

However, the player is currently on a high wage, and this can be a major problem for some team. West Ham are reported to be looking for a quality striker in order to help Dimitri Payet and Robin van Persie might be an interesting prospect.


Robin van Persie grabbed a brace against Genclerbirligi in a 2-1 victory played over the weekend.

The striker has scored in every game in the last five matches save one in the Turkish Super Ligue. The former Arsenal striker moved to the Super Lig from Manchester United in the summer, signing a lucrative three-year contract to end his 11-year stint in the English top flight.


Louis van Gaal’s sack at Manchester United as manager didn’t come as a surprise to many as it had been widely speculated in light of recent performance at the club which culminated in failing to get UEFA Champions league qualification.

The Premier League outfit wanted a difference after performing abysmally under former coach David Moyes. LVG was appointed in the summer of 2014 and he called Manchester United “the biggest club in the World.”

What will happen to Robin van Persie?

Robin van Persie is one of the players that has experienced one of the biggest drops in their playing career as he used to be a superstar with Arsenal and for a certain period of time with Manchester United as well but after a string of underwhelming performances, he was offloaded from Manchester United and the Dutch striker is now performing with Fenerbahce.

The 32 year old player joined Fenerbahce on July of 2015 but it wasn’t until September of that same year when he did manage to make his debut. The start of Robin van Persie’s career in Fenerbahce was a difficult one as he struggled to get consistent playing time in the Turkish club and in the past Robin van Persie has voiced his concern in relation to his lack of games.

Van Persie to watch Euro 2016 from home

Despite enjoying a resurgence in form with Fenebahce in the Turkish Super Lig, Robin van Persie will have to watch the upcoming European Championship in France from his home after the Netherlands failed to qualify.

Some would argue that the striker may not have been selected even if his country made it through to Euro 2016, with his omission from Danny Blind’s squad for recent friendlies against England and France suggesting that his international career could be coming to an end.

Robin van Persie’s career at the international stage is over

Truth be told, the career of Robin van Persie has been taking a downhill ever since his 2nd season with Manchester United kicked off and he was not able to replicate what he accomplished in his debut campaign with the Premier League club.

Robin van Persie was initially signed by Manchester United with the objective of seeing the Dutch attacker form an offensive partnership along with Wayne Rooney that could break through the defence of teams but this combination could never develop and Van Persie was offloaded from Manchester United after having only spent 3 seasons and being signed for a fee of £22.5 million.

After being released by Manchester United, Robin van Persie went on to join Fenerbahce where he has managed to score 10 goals in 24 appearances.


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