Van Persie desperate for ‘solution’ to Fenerbahce nightmare

Date published: Thursday 18th February 2016 11:42

Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is desperate to “find a solution” to his Fenerbahce nightmare.

The Dutch striker, 32, is unhappy with his current role with the Turkish club after completing 90 minutes just twice in the league so far this season.

Van Persie did start Tuesday’s Europa League win over Lokomotiv Moscow but he was subbed in the 77th minute and he has spent more time than he would like on the Fener bench this term after signing from Manchester United for £3.8million in July 2015.

“Fenerbahce paid a big transfer fee for me so I want to help the team,” Van Persie told Fanatik.

“But I cannot contribute as much as I want when I am taken off each game. I cannot be efficient like this.

“We have to find a solution for this situation.”

Van Persie has made just 11 starts in the league this season, scoring nine times but he has yet to win convince head coach Vitor Pereira of his importance with his striking time being split with Fernandao, who replaced him on Tuesday night.

Van Persie has previously voiced his displeasure at his lacking playing time in Turkey, but Fenerbahce claimed in November last year that Van Persie was “a precious player” and they were not prepared to sell him.

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