Here's what Robin van Persie previously said about joining Rangers

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

Robin van Persie is at surprisingly short odds to join Rangers. Would he consider a move?

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie misses a penaltyFormer Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie 

It's no secret that Robin van Persie is unhappy at Fenerbahce, and the fact he was left out of their Champions League qualifier last night only enhances his chances of an exit.

His potential destination is unclear, but one club who have emerged as surprise candidates for his signature are Scottish side Glasgow Rangers.

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

SkyBet have the Gers at just 3/1 to land the Dutchman - but would he consider a move to Ibrox?

Well wages would be a potential sticking point, but Rangers are a club who Van Persie has plenty of admiration for, and this is a fact he has publicly acknowledged.

Speaking to the Telegraph in 2009, Van Persie admitted he was 'desperate' to join the club as a teenager, prior to his move to Arsenal.

He said: "Rangers are massive, like Celtic. I speak to Glenn Loovens and he tells me lots of stories about the stadium and Scotland itself.

"I was in a difficult situation at my club [Feyenoord] and desperate to leave. Advocaat told me he needed to sell some players before he could buy. That's why it dragged on and did not happen."

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

And Ibrox is a stadium he has high opinions of, playing against them in 2002 while with Feyenoord in a UEFA Cup match.

He told the Daily Record two years ago: "I was an 18-year-old boy when we played at Ibrox. I went on as a sub and it was a dream come true.

"I just remember looking around the stadium, hearing the wonderful atmosphere and thinking ‘I could get used to this.’”

So those Van Persie to Rangers rumours... they are not as silly as they sound...

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