Why Tottenham's ideal summer addition could be a former Arsenal star

Tottenham Hotspur may be well served attempting to sign Manchester United forward Robin van Persie this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur need to consider making a move for Manchester United forward Robin van Persie this summer, with the Daily Mail suggesting that the Red Devils are open to offers for the Dutchman.

United are about to have a shake-up of their forward line and Van Persie is set to be made available for transfer, as he heads into the final year of his contract.

Spurs should be one of the clubs to consider signing the Dutchman, as he could be a valuable addition at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham are said to be targeting the younger market by the Daily Mail, but Van Persie's experience could prove key as they look to break into the top-four.

Van Persie is a winner and his knowhow and guidance could be crucial for Tottenham's younger crop.

Although Van Persie's high wage-demands would be a concern, Spurs are reportedly set to offload Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, meaning that they should have plenty of funds available.

They would be wise to spend it on Van Persie as Spurs are in need of a front-man they can use to compete with Harry Kane, and the opportunity could be ideal for the 31-year-old Holland international.

The former Arsenal striker may not have the fitness to play every week in the Premier League anymore, but he could be rotated with Kane effectively.

Kane is set to lead Spurs' line for the foreseeable future, but Spurs need someone to take some of the goalscoring burden off his shoulders, as the 21-year-old has shown signs of fatigue towards the end of this campaign.

It means that Van Persie's addition could be vital for Tottenham and he would be important not only on the field, but off it too, as the Lilywhites look to bring through the next generation.

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