After the Fenerbahce striker’s agent was spotted in Los Angeles over the weekend, multiple Turkish outlets are reporting just that.
Aykut Kocaman tarafından forma şansı verilmeyen Robin van Persie defteri kapanıyor. La Galaxy, Van Persie'ye resmen talip oldu. (Futbol Arena) pic.twitter.com/hwMMjgXB0o— Tek Yol FENER (@TekYolFENER) December 10, 2017
Though the details are somewhat murky (One site claims van Persie is in contact with the Galaxy and LAFC), the gist of the situation is that the Netherlands international is unhappy in Istanbul and seeking a move elsewhere, with his family interested in a move to the United States.
The Arsenal legend is a goal scoring machine for club and country, bagging 98 goals with the Gunners and 48 for Manchester United as well as banging home 50 international goals for Holland. Van Persie is also 34-years-old and injury prone.
As we have repeated ad nauseam, the Galaxy have already used all three of their Designated Player spots, presenting Kurt Schmid with the challenge of landing a productive forward on a budget. Signing van Persie is a risk, but if LA can persuade the Dutchman to sign a contract than can be bought down with TAM, it becomes a very inciting risk.