West Ham news: Former Premier League star Van Persie offered to Hammers

By support

3rd Jul, 2016 | 8:40am

Report: 166-goal Premier League legend offered to West Ham at bargain price

By Harvey Byrne

Robin van Persie has been offered to West Ham after being put up for sale by Fenerbache, according to a report.

The Sun claim that the former Arsenal and Manchester United star has been handed a chance to return to the Premier League and favours a move back to London.

The Dutch striker joined the Turkish league runners-up for £4million just last year and it is thought that he would cost around the same price this summer.

It is understood that West Ham are looking for a striker after missing out on Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi and their most recent links to Southampton’s Graziano Pelle.

Van Perise joined Arsenal from Feyenoord in 2004 for a deal around £3million and during his 11-year stay in England he totalled 166 Premier League goals in 336 appearances.

He joined Manchester United for £24million in 2012 and his goals shot Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to the league title the following season.

The two-time Premier League top scorer starred for Fenerbache in 48 encounters in the recently completed season scoring 22 goals.

He has represented his country 101 times since making his debut in 2005 scoring 50 goals and has played a key role helping the Netherlands national side finish finish as runner-up’s in the 2010 World Cup and third place in the 2014 World Cup.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers lead the chase to sign Yannick Bolasie.