Robin van Persie has completed a return to boyhood club Feyenoord — 14 years after leaving Holland to join Arsenal.
The Dutch striker began his career at the club, coming through their academy, before going on to score 226 goals at Arsenal, Manchester United and Fenerbahce.
But he was back on Monday, putting pen to paper on an 18-month deal after Fenerbahce agreed to let him leave on a free transfer this month.
Robin van Persie has returned to his former side following stints in England and Turkey. The Dutchman rose through the ranks at Excelsior before joining Feyenoord’s youth team in 2001. He scored 22 goals in 78 games for Feyenoord before being snapped up by Arsenal in 2004. He won the UEFA Cup, now known as the Europa League, during his first spell in Rotterdam.
After falling out of favour in Turkey, Van Persie agreed a move back home on Friday and he arrived to complete the deal on Monday.
In a sentimental touch, Van Persie will wear the No 32 this season, returning to his first ever number when he made his debut back in 2002.