Robin Van Persie house sale almost complete as £24m switch from Arsenal to Manchester United is confirmed

PUBLISHED: 12:58 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:52 16 August 2012

Robin Van Persie

Robin Van Persie

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ROBIN Van Persie is close to selling his Goffs Oak mansion, as his reported £24m move from Arsenal to Manchester United is set to be completed today.

As revealed by the Welwyn Hatfield Times, Van Persie, 29, put the five-bedroom detached house, in The Maples, on the market last year with estate agents Hetheringtons.

And, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finally conceding defeat and abandoning hope of keeping Dutchman RVP yesterday (Wednesday), the former Gunners skipper will be even more eager to offload the plush £1.4m pad now he is on his way to Old Trafford.

Yesterday Manchester United’s official website announced: “Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Robin van Persie.

“The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.”

The breakthrough marks the end of the summer’s most protracted transfer saga, and makes the mouthwatering prospect of a Wayne Rooney/ Robin Van Persie strike partnership a reality.

Nicola Phillips, manager at Hetheringtons, in Station Road, Cuffley, said: “It’s not been sold yet it’s a sale that’s running.”

She added: “It’s under negotiation at the moment and I’m not sure which way that’s going to go yet.”

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