Odds slashed on Rangers signing Dutch Premier League winning striker Robin van Persie

Fenerbahce's Robin Van Persie at the end of the game

Robin van Persie is the latest name to be linked to Rangers, but two English Premier League sides remain more favoured for his signature.

Fenerbahce's Robin Van Persie at the end of the gameFenerbahce's Robin Van Persie at the end of the game

Robin van Persie has been linked with a return to England over the past fortnight, but what about signing for a Scottish side?

SkyBet cite Rangers as third favourites to sign Van Persie from Fenerbahce, with the Dutchman just 10/1 to sign.

Middlesbrough are favourites at 3/1 and West Ham second at 9/1, but both of these short odds have been prompted by media reports citing interest from each club.

The Mail reported earlier this month Middlesbrough were interested, while The Sun reported he is on West Ham's radar.

Neither club have acted on their reported interest yet, and Rangers seemingly entering the fray is intriguing to say the least. 

The Gers were not even listed as possibilities in the market 24 hours ago.

Fenerbahce's Robin van Persie in action with Celtic's Efe AmbroseFenerbahce's Robin van Persie in action with Celtic's Efe Ambrose

Van Persie left Manchester United for Fenerbahce last summer, but never really settled in Turkey despite scoring 16 goals in 31 Super Lig games.

Just three seasons ago in 2012/13, he led United to the Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson's last year as manager, winning the golden boot along the way, for a second year in succession.

Robin Van Persie celebrates after scoring the third goal for Manchester UnitedRobin Van Persie celebrates after scoring the third goal for Manchester United

Rangers are on the lookout to sign a new striker this coming season, after returning to the Scottish Premiership for the first time since being demoted in 2012.

They are closing on a deal for 21-year-old Leicester City prospect Joseph Dodoo, but former Arsenal striker Van Persie is on a whole new level in comparison, and could make the Light Blues favourites above Celtic to win the league if he signs at Ibrox.

Robin van Persie - ArsenalRobin van Persie - Arsenal

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