Fenerbahce have completed the signing of Manchester United striker Robin van Persie according to the club’s chairman.

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Manchester United v Liverpool, Barclays Premier League, Old Trafford, Britain - 14 Dec 2014Aziz Yildirim confirmed that negotiations to sign the Netherlands captain were completed on Friday, and that Van Persie would fly into Istanbul to seal the four-year-deal on Sunday.

Yildirim told Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, “We worked very hard, until midnight. We received five faxes, sent six faxes and finally it was finished,”

“The van Persie transfer is done and one more star has joined the Fenerbahce constellation.”

Van Persie joined Manchester United in 2013 from Arsenal and although he played a starring role in his first season, scoring 26 goals as the club won the Premier League title, he has failed to hit those heights since and fell out of favour with boss Louis van Gaal last season,

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