Poor 32-year-old Robin van Persie is certainly enduring a miserable time in Turkey since joining Fenerbahce from Manchester United and when reports claimed Chelsea are eyeing a shock move for the former Mancehester United and Arsenal striker if a deal with Pato doesn’t succeed, it was really a shocker to rock the January transfer window. The Dutch striker has played 23 matches for the Turkish giants scoring 7 goals with I assist. Manchester United sold van Persie to Fenerbahce last summer, signing Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven.
Doubts over Pato’s fitness and form led Chelsea to make a move for van Persie on a short-term deal for the rest of the season. However the Brazilian striker from Corinthians arrived in London on Tuesday night and is expected to complete a medical on Wednesday afternoon. If all goes well then he will sign a six-month contract, with Chelsea paying his £30,000-a-week wages. They will have a chance to sign the Brazilian forward permanently on a three-year deal at the end of this season for a £12million fee.
As soon as the news came into limelight twitter reacted hilariously as football fans with their epic banters started to rule the social media platform.
Van Persie to Chelsea or Tottenham…. What a snake
— AFC (@G3ORGIO5) January 27, 2016
if RVP goes to chelsea i will smash my nuts with a hammer
— onetwomany (@onetwomany_) January 27, 2016
@LiamPLEdwards Sheesh what a snake haha
— Devon Vogel (@VQGEL) January 27, 2016
@SportsBreakfast lazy arrogant one season wonder!!
— MancRed #mufc (@MSCRedManc) January 27, 2016
@SportsBreakfast He obviously wants an upgrade on the ‘snake’ status…he wants to become an anaconda!!
— Atul_Arsenal (@Atul_kotak) January 27, 2016
@indykaila he is turning into an adebayor..
— Samir Bhattarai ⚽ (@SamirLFC10) January 27, 2016
— Martin O’Neill (@MartinONeill85) January 27, 2016
Who do you hate the most?
— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) January 26, 2016
If we announce van Persie I’ll be sending my s/t back. In April.
— Nilesy ★ (@Millhaven_Curse) January 27, 2016
A front line of van Persie and Pato? Have we gone back in time or something? #CFC
— James Ananthakumar (@jamesa18) January 27, 2016
— Josh Murphy (@BallerMurphs) January 27, 2016
— Sean Connell (@Seacon75) January 27, 2016