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Dutch international striker Robin van Persie Tuesday signed for Fenerbahce from Manchester United on a three-year deal, the Istanbul giants announced, in one of the most significant transfers by a Turkish Super Lig side in recent years.An estimated 18,000 fans clad in the iconic navy blue and yellow stripes of Fenerbahce turned out at its Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul to witness van Persie's signing ceremony, chanting his name and letting off flares.Van Persie said at a news conference later that it was the "passion" of Turkish football that had helped attract him to Istanbul.Van Persie, 31, made 105 appearances and scored 58 goals at Manchester United after joining in August 2012 following his eight-year stint at Arsenal.Once the Super Lig gets underway, van Persie will lock horns with Dutch teammate Wesley Sneijder who plays for Galatasaray.
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