Feyenoord director Martin van Geel is keen on bringing Robin van Persie back to the club from Fenerbahce, but other members of the Rotterdammer’s board are unconvinced.

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According to Voetbal International, Van Geel is hoping that Van Persie signs from Fenerbahce to take over from Dirk Kuyt as the experienced member of the Feyenoord squad. The Feyenoord director has spoken to national team boss Dick Advocaat, who stated that when Robin is fully fit he is still a great footballer.

However, other members of the clubs board are unconvinced on the 34-year-old, who is struggling for fitness, and would cost the club around €5 million. Van Persie’s style of play and work rate is also different from Kuyt and there are some within Feyenoord, who don’t believe the striker would add any value if signed.

Van Persie’s wages would also be an issue for Feyenoord, with the all-time leading Netherlands scorer earning close to €5 million in Turkey. He would have to take a major pay cut in order to return to Rotterdam. However, his family could play a major part in any deal.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United star’s son Shaqueel is expected to join Feyenoord’s academy this summer. Surely Robin and his wife Bouchra will want to be close to their son.




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