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Transfer news: Ron Vlaar also revealed that Robin van Persie sold the Villans to him
Aston Villa new boy Ron Vlaar has urged Arsenal star Robin van Persie to remain in England.
The Dutchman, who announced he would not sign an extension to the deal that expires next year, has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Italian giants Juventus.
“I really don’t know where he is going,” Vlaar said. “I haven’t talked to him lately.
“I just hope he stays in England so I can face him.
“I’ve trained against him with the national team and he is a great player.”
“It would be a big loss if he leaves England. I talked to Robin and several other players during the Euros.
“Robin told me if I had the chance then to come over, but it was still my decision and I’m very happy Aston Villa came in for me. I’m happy the deal was done.”