Manchester United to offer Robin van Persie a new deal ... but there is a catch

Robin van Persie will need to take a paycut if he wants to sign a new deal at Manchester United.

It is being reported today that Robin van Persie will be offered a new contract at Manchester United this month. The Dutchman appears to be on a downward trend in his career but Louis van Gaal and the club hierarchy want to assure him that he remains a part of their future plans.

In an exclusive ran by the Daily Star it is reported that United will offer him a two-year extension to his current deal - which is due to expire at the end of next season.

In doing so they would be breaking club protocol over the 31-year-old, by not offering a one-year extension as they usually do with player's of his ilk.

However he will have to make a sacrifice in order to sign the new deal - a reduction in his wages.

It is rumoured that RVP currently makes around £250k-a-week. However, in order to sign a new deal it is believed he will need to accept the decision that he will be paid a significant amount less than the said quarter of a million he will take home at the moment.

RVP joined the club from Premier League rivals Arsenal in the summer of 2012 for a fee of around £22.5 million and was their top scorer in his first season at the club but has since struggled with injury and form.

Hopefully, if these reports prove accurate, it could prove the boost Van Persie needs to push his career back into gear.

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