MAN NOT UNITED: Van Persie willing to 'cold shoulder' bonus to exit club
London: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is reportedly willing to 'cold-shoulder' the 10 million pounds loyalty bonus he has been by the club and plans to leave boss David Moyes' squad this summer.
Van Persie will reportedly miss out the huge bonus he is due to receive, after completing the final two years of his contract at Old Trafford, if he leaves United this summer.
Robin Van Persie. Pic/ AFP
According to the Mirror, the ace striker is a target for the Italian club Juventus FC and is open to move to Italy following United's poor show under Moyes'' reign. Van Persie criticized Moyes' tactics following United's loss to Olympiakos in the Champions League and was reportedly frustrated again after being substituted during the club's 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion in their recent match.
David Moyes, who has reportedly insisted time and again during this season that there is no gap between him and his striker, swapped Van Persie with Danny Welbeck in the 63rd minute to save him from the prospect of a red card.
Sources close to Van Persie reportedly claim that a deal can be done if Juventus offers United a respectable return on the 24 million pounds the club paid to Arsenal when they purchased Van Persie, and are also able to get close to the striker's current 2,50,000 pounds a week salary.