Could Louis Van Gaal secure ex-Arsenal striker for Spurs?

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Potential Tottenham Hotspur manager Louis Van Gaal was recently snapped with Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie after personally inviting him to the Ajax and Vitesse game at the weekend.

As reports intensify over the current Dutch manager joining Tottenham in the summer, is it reasonable to suggest he could pull off the impossible and bring the former Arsenal favourite to White Hart Lane?

Last night proved to be a huge hammer blow for David Moyes and Manchester United, even if the result was predicted from a mile off.

French international Patrice Evra gave United a glimmer of hope by opening the scoring at the Allianz Arena. However, it was short-lived as Arsenal-linked striker Mario Mandzukic quickly equalised.

Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben went on to put the game to bed, and with it, Manchester United exited the Champions League.

A number of United's big-name stars may be disgruntled by the Champions League exit, as well as the fact a seventh placed finish would count them out of any European competition all. 

Therefore, is it unreasonable, if Van Gaal gets the Spurs job, that he could encourage the ex-Arsenal star to White Hart Lane. Especially considering the relationship between the two.

Earlier in the year, the Dutch manager hinted that behind closed doors Robin Van Persie was becoming disillusioned with life at Old Trafford. He publicly backed the United striker, commenting: 'I think he should be great in the tournament [World Cup] because he loves to play in the Dutch squad.

'The football from Man United now is for him maybe difficult but then he wishes to show his techniques. Techniques in the Dutch team for him is higher.'

A damning verdict on the current United regime, especially from someone so close to Van Persie, who could have be relaying information he has been told. Nevertheless, Van Persie clearly hasn't been at the races since Moyes got the role at the club, and despite claims to the press, many predict he will move on sooner rather than later.

So, why not to White Hart Lane under Louis Van Gaal?

He clearly has a huge respect for Van Gaal, which he has spoken of a number of times, and he already knows his gameplan back to front. A gameplan, may I add,  which Van Persie has already become a key component of in the national set-up.

It may sound a ludicrous suggestion, however, Tottenham could definitely fund the move and going into next season, as a 31-year-old, he may want a manager he can know and trust.

Which, in fairness, could also give Wenger a chance of bringing him in too.

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