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Robin Van Persie Re-Signs For Feyenoord

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Robin Van Persie Re-Signs For Feyenoord

As far as heroes returns are concerned there's no doubt that former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is due one hell of a return when he makes his second debut for Feyenoord after returning to the Netherlands.

Van Persie made his footballing name at Feyenoord before moving to the Premier League with Arsenal what is now 14 years ago. After eight years with the Gunners he moved to Manchester United before a stint in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

His time in the Super Lig was due to come to an end at the end of the season when his contract expired but he has left Istanbul six months early and returned to the place he calls home in Rotterdam.

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RvP spent just three years at the club in his first stint when it was just his first professional club, moving to England aged just 21, and bagged 22 goals in 78 appearances.

He helped the club win the UEFA Cup in 2002 when they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in the final. He didn't score but he did play the opening hour in the match, when all five goals were scored.

Van Persie challenges Jan Koller in the final. Image: PA Images.
Van Persie challenges Jan Koller in the final. Image: PA Images.
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Van Persie is set to follow the path Dirk Kuyt took in 2015 when he ended three years with Fenerbahce to return to Rotterdam.

Kuyt's return to Feyenoord was successful, winning the Dutch Cup in his first season and scoring a title winning hat-trick on the last day of his career in his second season, pretty decent way to end a career.

Feyenoord aren't the only Dutch side to lose their best players, check out this Ajax what could have been XI:

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The Eredivisie side aren't having a good season though, out of Europe after finishing bottom of their Champions League group and fifth in the league.

RvP and Feyenoord will be hoping he has a similar impact to Kuyt before him.

Topics: Football News, fenerbahce, Robin van Persie, Eredivisie, Feyenoord

Ryan Sidle
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