Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has revealed that he is planning to retire at the end of the 2018-19 season.
Having spent 18 years as a professional, with his senior bow made at the age of 17, the Dutch frontman is ready to call it a day.
He has graced the very top of the game during a distinguished playing career, with Premier League title and FA Cup success enjoyed in England.
Van Persie also netted 50 goals in 102 appearances for the Netherlands, with those outings taking him to three World Cups and two European Championships.
The 35-year-old is currently back in his homeland having returned to his roots at Feyenoord in January, but feels the time is fast approaching for him to hang up his boots.
Van Persie told AD: “When will I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season.
“I will be nearly 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football.”
He added: “I also do not believe that my return to Feyenoord has only been successful if we win the title.
“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.