Robin van Persie has dropped a massive hint on Twitter that he could be well set to join Leicester City this summer.
The former Arsenal skipper is ready to leave Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce this summer and has already followed Leicester stars Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez on Twitter, fueling so many rumours that his next destination will be the King Power Stadium. That means a shocking return to Premier League.
Stoke City have already placed an ambitious bid for the veteran Dutch striker as they still find themselves in need of a more orthodox central striker for the upcoming season.
Van Persie, an ex-Manchester United striker hasn’t enjoyed impact expected from him since moving to Fenerbahce last summer, despite scoring 17 goals in 43 appearances. It is believed the Turkey club’s president is also willing to listen to offers for the Dutchman.
Leicester’s recruitment strategy has been widely praised in considering their unbelievable Premier League triumph last season, having uncovered gems such as N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez in recent years.
The purchase of van Persie would reflect a deviation from the strategy of buying cheap and undiscovered talent, but with Champions League football on the horizon next season, Claudio Ranieri may now feel the need to add top-class experience to his squad.
van Persie was effusive in his praise for the Foxes when they were crowned Premier League champions, and posted the following on Instagram in May.
Initially, it was suggested that Leicester would see their superstars taken away in light of their success, but were handed a huge boost when Jamie Vardy rejected a move to Arsenal last month, deciding to sign a new contract instead.
Euro 2016 semi-finalist N’Golo Kante has already been signed by Chelsea while Mahrez still remains the hottest transfer prospect with Arsenal repeatedly trying to secure the service of the Algerian hotshot.
However, Ranieri hopes that Mahrez will follow Vardy’s lead and commit his future to the Midlands club.
Instead, Ranieri is looking at further additions to the squad, having confirmed the arrival of Ahmed Musa and Nampalys Mendy in recent days, and having tabled large bids for Englishmen Troy Deeney and Michael Keane.