London club linked as Van Persie is tipped to make Prem return

Date published: Thursday 29th June 2017 2:49

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Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is being tipped to make a return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace.

The 33-year-old is currently at Fenerbahce in Turkey but is said to favour a move back to England this summer.

New Eagles boss and fellow Dutchman, Frank de Boer, is reportedly considering bringing in van Persie, with the Turkish side already lining up Roma’s Seydou Doumbia as a replacement, according to the Daily Mirror.

Palace’s club-record signing Christian Benteke has not yet fully convinced that he can be a consistent force in England’s top flight and De Boer is keen to provide competition in the central striking role at Selhurst Park.

Van Persie moved to Fenerbahce from United two years ago, and has since gone on to score 25 goals in 54 appearances for the Turkish giants.

The former Holland international had been linked with a return to England last summer, with Stoke, West Ham and Middlesborough all rumoured to have turned down a chance to sign van Persie.

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