Did Robin Van Persie Almost Sign for Juventus?

Robin van Persie reveals how close he came to signing Juventus before joining Manchester United. According to the reports, Van Persie stated that the deal had been done in principle, for him to move to the Italian giants from Arsenal.

Nevertheless, it had the move to Manchester United, which eventually materialized with the forward setting his goal for the title of the Premier League. Van Persie recalls his meeting with the hierarchy of Arsenal that convinced him of his layout of the Emirates.

He said that one day Arsenal’s president showed him the positive balance and he replied that he didn’t care about anything and only wanted to win the Premier League. Since his ambition did not align with the club anymore, he set about to make his move to Italy and London searching for a viable option.

He said that he wanted to leave England and so he found an agreement with Juventus yet Arsenal blew it all. Thus, he moved to Manchester United. It was the final season of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and he convinced the Dutch hitman that Man United is the ideal place for him and his move paid off well. Old Trafford wrestled the title of the Premier League title back from Manchester City and finished 11 points clear of the noisy neighbors for delivering their 20th top-flight crown.

Van Persie holds a starring place during the campaign and finished as the top scorer in the league. He provided plenty of memorable moments. He netted big wins away at Liverpool and City, as well as scoring at Stamford Bridge, home, and White Hart Lane and away against Arsenal, the former club. Nevertheless, the crowing moment was during the night, which gave them the title. As Aston Villa looked to spoil the party, the left-footed player scored a hat trick, including one of the best goals seen at the Theatre of Dreams.