Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie move story makes waves on talkSPORT

PUBLISHED: 12:34 14 October 2011 | UPDATED: 12:42 14 October 2011

the front of the house, in The Maples (Picture: Hetheringtons)

the front of the house, in The Maples (Picture: Hetheringtons)


OUR story about Robin Van Persie’s Goffs Oak house sale was discussed on national radio station talkSPORT by Adrian Durham and Darren Gough.

The article, uploaded to this site on Wednesday, told how the Arsenal captain had put his £1.4m, five-bedroom detached home on the market, fuelling speculation that he is to quit The Emirates.

Our story revealed how the player has already moved out of the home which has a mini-football pitch in the garden.

The show, broadcast the same day as our story was published, mentioned the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ coverage and no-holds-barred presenter Adrian Durham criticised the luxury pad, in The Maples, as having “no character whatsoever”.

Co-presenter Darren Gough waded into the debate and said now Van Persie, 28, has ex-Gunners midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri’s money, he might be upgrading to a bigger mansion.

They added to the suggestion the Holland international could be bound for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, in a potential £50m swoop.

The club’s assistant manager - Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos - has already admitted the billionaire-backed Russians are tracking Van Persie.

Ex-England cricketer Gough said the cash could be used to re-invest in new players.

* To listen to part of the show click on the multimedia link above right.

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