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Robin Van Persie

There were recent speculations that Fenerbahce’s Robin van Persie was wanted by current La Liga and European champions Barcelona, as the Dutch international was not being properly utilized by the Turkish giants. However, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has now dismissed all such claims and confirmed that the club are not interested in his services.

The former United and Arsenal attacker is having one of the worst times of his career in Istanbul, since he left the Red Devils in July and has started just five of his nine appearances for his current club, scoring thrice. The Spanish media had stated that the 32-year-old superstar had attracted the attention of Barca boss Luis Enrique, who was keen on strengthening his front-line at the Nou Camp.

However, speaking in his weekly Q&A session with Sky Sports, Balague stated, “There is a list of veteran strikers that would come cheaply [to Barcelona] and will accept a secondary role, but Van Persie is not on that list.”

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