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Arsenal ace Van Persie so close to Rangers move

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has revealed he almost chose Rangers over the Gunners.

Currently rated in the £25million bracket, van Persie is now out of financial reach, but admitted: "There was some interest from Rangers when I was at Feyenoord.

"The problem for me was they didn't come in and make an offer. I was quite interested because I really wanted to leave my club.

"Rangers are massive, like Celtic. I speak to Glenn Loovens and he tells me lots of stories about the stadium and Scotland itself.

"My European debut was against Rangers at Ibrox and that was a fantastic moment. When I heard about their interest, I sat by the phone hoping it would ring.

"I was in a difficult situation at my club and desperate to leave. Advocaat told me he needed to sell some players before he could buy. That's why it dragged on and did not happen."

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