Why Tottenham should consider a move for former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
Tottenham should not rule anything out in their search for a striker this season – and that means considering a move for none other than Robin van Persie.
The Dutchman was surprisingly sold by Manchester United in the summer despite netting 10 league goals last season, and the Red Devils are a worse side for it.
He moved to Turkish side Fenerbahce, where he has netted six goals in 10 league starts for the club, but was claimed earlier this season to be unhappy at the club, reported The Mirror.
Tottenham are looking for a striker to back up Harry Kane, and need to think big considering their excellent progress this season. They are already occupying a top four place, and with the right moves this January can elevate themselves to become genuine title contenders.
Van Persie would be an exceptional addition, and one which would make the rest of the Premier League sit up and take notice, even at 32.
The Arsenal connection
Obviously bringing in Van Persie may not be an easy sell due to his Arsenal connections, formerly captaining the Gunners. Yet he has already wrecked his relationship with Arsenal fans by walking out on them to join Manchester United, and has little to lose in this regard, if Tottenham fans can be convinced to take to him.
Being able to have a positive impact on the team will help smooth that over, and he is a player for who it is worth the club making an exception for.
He is above the age profile for which Spurs prefer to look at for their signings, but he was too when Manchester United signing him. Sir Alex Ferguson had not signed a player over 27 for four years when the Red Devils signed him from Arsenal, but was rewarded for bending this profile to bring in the Dutchman, and winning a league title 12 months later.
He will be motivated to prove a point to Manchester United that they were too quick to get rid of him, and might just be the man to surprisingly deliver a league title for Tottenham if they snap him up now.