Van Persie completes medical ahead of Manchester United move

The Netherlands international undergoes tests at Bridgewater Hospital before he can put pen to paper on a four-year contract that will see him earn £48.9 million in total
Robin van Persie has completed a medical at Bridgewater Hospital ahead of an agreed transfer to Manchester United.

The Arsenal captain's protracted exit from the Emirates Stadium was finally decided to be to the Premier League runners-up on Wednesday and the deal is expected to be confirmed shortly afterward.

As exclusively revealed, the striker will then put pen to paper on a four-year contract worth a hefty £235,000-a-week.

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In total, accounting for image rights and salary over the length of the deal, Van Persie is set to earn a mouth-watering £48.9 million, with United already paying Arsenal £24m to secure his services. also understands that Arsenal are on the brink of selling midfielder Alex Song to Barcelona for £15m after a breakthrough in negotiations.