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Van Persie arrives back at Feyenoord to complete return

  • Robin van Persie began his career at Feyenoord before moving to Arsenal 
  • After scoring 226 goals away from the club, he returns to Holland at age of 34
  • He arrived at Feyenoord on Monday to sign a contract and complete the return
  • Van Persie was pictured arriving in his Range Rover, smiling for photographers 

Robin van Persie has been pictured back at boyhood club Feyenoord as he completes his return 14 years after leaving for 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.

After falling out of favour in Turkey, Van Persie agreed a move back home on Friday and he arrived to sign his contract and complete the deal on Monday.

Robin van Persie gives a thumbs-up to photographers as he arrives to rejoin his old club

Van Persie parked up and headed inside to complete his return to Feyenoord after 14 years

Van Persie parked up and headed inside to complete his return to Feyenoord after 14 years

The 34-year-old striker played for Arsenal, Manchester United and Fenerbahce after leaving

The 34-year-old striker played for Arsenal, Manchester United and Fenerbahce after leaving

Using the hashtag #RVPHomecoming on Twitter, the 34-year-old had teased fans with the words ‘On my way’ earlier in the day, and he was pictured shortly after.

Feyenoord’s Twitter account posted photos of him arriving in his Range Rover, giving a thumbs up from the window of the driver’s seat on arrival.

After parking up, Van Persie made his way into the club’s facilities to put the finishing touches on his sentimental return to Holland. 

The Dutch striker joined Feyenoord as a 16-year-old  before moving to Arsenal in 2004

The Dutch striker joined Feyenoord as a 16-year-old before moving to Arsenal in 2004

Van Persie netted 132 times in 278 appearances for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side 

Van Persie netted 132 times in 278 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side 

The striker also helped fire United to the Premier League title back in the 2012-13 season

The striker also helped fire United to the Premier League title back in the 2012-13 season



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