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Van Persie set to announce date of retirement from football

Former Netherlands international, Robbie Van Persie has stated that he will be retiring from football anytime soon. The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker who currently plays for Feyenoord in the Eredivisie league, will be retiring at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Van Persie won the 2012-13 Premier League Golden Boot during his three-year spell with United. He scored 132 goals in 278 appearances for the Red Devils. He left to join Turkish side, Fenerbahce in 2015.

Asked when he plans to retire from playing football, the 35-year-old told Dutch publication, AD, “When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season.

“That was also the approach.

“I will be 36 years old, and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football.”

Van Persie added: “I also do not believe that my return to Feyenoord has only been successful if we win the title.

“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.”

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