Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie could make a return to his first club Feyenoord, according to latest reports from Turkey.

The 34-year-old could soon be on the way out of Fenerbahce and back at his first club, Feyenoord, reports The Sun.

According to Turkish publication Aksam, Fenerbahce are prepared to do a deal that will see van Persie join the Dutch Eredivisie imminently, instead of in the summer when his contract expires. The Turkish club are reportedly keen to sign Macedonian Elif Elmas to replace him.

Van Persie joined Fenerbahce in 2015 and has scored 40 goals in 91 appearances. The Dutchman began his professional career at Feyenoord and scored 21 goals before joining Arsenal in 2004.

He spent nine years at the club, going through a number of injury issues but managing to score 131 goals in all competitions. He then left Arsenal in 2012 in rather controversial circumstances.

Having scored 30 Premier League goals in a season, he released a statement expressing his unhappiness with the club’s direction and intention to leave. Arsenal eventually sold him to Manchester United, where he won the Premier League title and scored 58 goals.

He gradually lost his place in the team and departed for Turkey, disappearing into obscurity as he did so.

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