Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 3/29/13
Can Robin van Persie stand the test of time? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWith your average, top flight player’s career lasting little over 15 years, clubs are stuck in a perennial state of recruitment, looking to establish the next legends of the game from the earliest possible age. With the news that Chelsea have agreed a contract worth £1.7 million with their 17-year-old youth player, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, it seems clubs’ obsession with the players of tomorrow will only increase with every passing year, and with every new talent discovered. Perhaps this is what makes the longevity of vintage performers such as Ryan Giggs and Didier Drogba such a treat. No fan wants the end to come for their favourite of players, and there is something wonderful about seeing them still have a grand effect today, as they have done in so many days gone by. Robin van Persie, while still only 29, has revealed that he would love to emulate the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs in playing on ...
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