Davie Provan claims Rangers have dodged a bullet by not bringing Robin van Persie to Ibrox

Robin van Persie - Arsenal

Rangers have ruled out a move to bring Robin van Persie to Ibrox.

Robin van Persie - ArsenalRobin van Persie at Arsenal

Pundit and former Celtic ace Davie Provan has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Rangers have dodged a bullet by not signing Robin van Persie.

Bookmakers sent fans into a frenzy last week, as they slashed the odds of Rangers signing Van Persie to as short as evens, with many supporters believing that the Dutchman really was set to make a blockbuster move to Ibrox this summer.

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

However, Rangers manager Mark Warburton was asked about the situation last week, and told the Daily Record in no uncertain terms that there was no chance of Van Persie signing for Rangers this summer, despite his admiration for the player.

Van Persie, 32, is currently playing in Turkey with Fenerbahce, and hit 22 goals in all competition last season having joined the club from Manchester United last summer.

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie misses a penaltyRobin Van Persie misses a penalty

Van Persie will always be touted for a return to British football having played such a key role with both Arsenal and Manchester United, scoring 144 goals in 280 Premier League games during his time with the two English giants.

However, he won't be heading to Rangers - and one pundit believes that, despite Warburton looking for another striker this summer, he's done the right thing in avoiding a move for Van Persie.

David Provan, formerly of Celtic, has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Rangers have 'dodged a bullet' by not moving for Van Persie, as he thinks the forward gave up at Manchester United once Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

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

Provan added that Van Persie hasn't justified his wages with Fenerbahce, and whilst Rangers new boy Joey Barton isn't as naturally talented as Van Persie, he will at least be committed to the cause.

"Rangers fans dreaming of a Robin van Persie signing should be relieved they’ve dodged a bullet," said Provan. "The Dutch striker put the tools away when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at Old Trafford. Having starred for Fergie, RVP didn’t kick a ball for Davie Moyes when the Scot most needed him."

"Now in Turkey, he hasn’t justified his daft wages at Fenerbahce. Joey Barton may lack Van Persie’s talent, but at least you know what you’ll get from the Scouser," he added.

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