The Manchester United Ryan Giggs has said that the signing of the Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is a major statement of intent by the club. Manchester United recently completed the transfer of the 29-year-old Dutchman for a transfer fee of £ 24 million. Even more impressive than the transfer fee is the fact that Manchester United will be shelling out close to £ 70 million over the duration of the four-year contract signed by the Dutchman. After failing to secure a number of high-profile signings in the summer, Manchester United have finally brought the player, who has been in high demand. This will be a major positive factor for Manchester United according to the veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs.

Robin Van Persie has been one of the most wanted players in the world after his contract was due to expire at the end of the season. He has already stated that he would not be extended his contract with Arsenal because his ambitions are extremely different from those of the club. Manchester city, Juventus, and Manchester United were some of the clubs interested in securing his signature. After failing to get the likes of Eden Hazard, the club has finally secured one of the most sought-after players and that in itself is a major statement of intent ahead of the new season according to Ryan Giggs.

“It [the van Persie signing] sends out a big message. And it’s great when a player comes out and says he wants to come to the club as well. I’m biased but players should want to come to United because you’re always guaranteed to be up there challenging for trophies, there’s a great team spirit, top facilities and you get to play for a great manager. There are so many plus points,” said Ryan Giggs after the club sealed the transfer of the Dutchman.

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