In October 2011, when Wayne Rooney was frustrated with the performances of Manchester United, the striker voiced his intention to leave Old Trafford for greener pasture, claiming United had lost its winning mentality with the media rating him at £80 million in valuation before clubs started scrambling for his signature. However, the England international later rescinded his decision to leave and sign a new improved deal to remain at Old Trafford.
But in January last year, Chelsea paid a whopping £50 million to Liverpool to acquire the service of Fernando Torres. Since his move, Torres has only managed to net a mere 5 goals for the London club, while Rooney had netted 9 goals in the Premier League this season so far. However, Arsenal’s Robin van Persie has bagged 29 league goals in 28 games for The Gunners since his return in January last year, which has undoubtedly helped Arsenal climb the table in recent weeks. some might even say RVP is the backbone of Arsenal.
So in terms of valuation, who should be priced the highest?
If Torres cost Chelsea £50 million and United put a hefty £80 million price tag on Rooney, then Van Persie should be priced, at present, at around £95 million! Because the Dutchman is more prolific than Wayne and Fernando combined!
If RVP can remain injury-free for the entire season, I am pretty sure he will be able to score up to 35 goals in all competitions for Arsenal.
Article is courtesy of Hammad Bilal at Gunnersphere