Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has said that signing Arsenal frontman Robin van Persie will not be an easy task, especially due to the competition and Arsenal’s stature as a top team in Europe, reports The Sun.
The Italian said: “When you talk about Manchester City, Manchester United and Juve, it is difficult for a player to choose between those three clubs. They are all top teams and I’ve no idea what will happen with him. If we have a chance to take him, we will try because we think he is a top striker. For now he is an Arsenal player and I think Arsenal are a top team. It is not easy for Van Persie and other players to leave them.”
Despite so many clubs vying for his signature, Arsenal hope that their talsimanic striker remains at the club, but are willing to sell him for offers above 20 million pounds.
However, Mancini is sure not to give up in the chase, as he recently said that his squad was not strong enough to defend their Premier League and win the Champions League title and he needed three or four new signings to increase their chances. Mancini added that it was difficult to negotiate with clubs due to the wealth of owner Sheikh Mansour, as clubs tend to push up their prices, and with only a month left in the transfer window, they would have to act fast to secure the quality signings the squad needs.