The former Arsenal and Man United striker Robin van Persie is joining BT Sport’s football team.
He will work across BT’s Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League games for the 2019-20 season joining BT’s other regular pundits Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves and Steve McManaman.
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He said: “Joining BT Sport is a fantastic opportunity for me. I can’t wait for the new season to start both domestically and in Europe and I look forward to this new challenge which takes me off the field and into the studio for the first time.”
Head of BT Sport Simon Green added: “Robin is going to be a brilliant addition to our BT Sport team. A prolific striker and proven leader for two of the Premier League’s biggest sides, as well as on the international stage, his pedigree in the game of football is nothing short of world class.
“Robin’s achievements on the field and the experiences he has had in the competitions that we show live on BT Sport will give our viewers a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most feared Premier League strikers of the modern era.”
Van Persie will make his BT debut for the Community Shield game at Wembley between Man City and Liverpool on Sunday August 4.
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