Dutch Legend Van Persie Reveals Lost Serie A Opportunity

‘Flying Dutchman’ Robin Van Persie was a joy to watch at his fruitful best, registering unforgettable stints across Europe – from Arsenal and Manchester United to Feyenoord and Fenerbahce.

The former striker attended his boyhood club Feyenoord’s UEFA Europa Conference League final against Jose Mourinho’s Roma in Albania, and took the chance to make an admission concerning a lost opportunity to play in Italy for one of the giants.

Speaking to Sky Sport (via Corriere dello Sport), the now 38-year-old revealed the window in which he could have made a move to Serie A.

“At some point in my career, an Italian club was an option, and it was Juventus. We had serious talks with them, but in the end nothing happened. We were very close, but we know that these things happen in football.”

Van Persie further went on to mention the Rossoneri as a club he was linked with but never saw it as a move that could materialize: “They were never a real option.” The Dutchman retired after the 2018-19 season, having etched an amazing footballing legacy with 272 goals from 593 appearances in his career.