Inter and Holland international Wesley Sneijder is set to make a £10million move to the Turkish top flight with Galatasaray.
However, the Dutch playmaker is allegedly not convinced that the move is the right one for him.
The Dutchman’s agent Soren Lerby has revealed publicly not he is about to make the move.
Whether that’s to create interest from elsewhere or whether it is to give fans of the star information about their hero remains to be seen.
There has been constant speculation throughout his career that the Dutch international is moving to the Premier League. Tottenham are currently being linked with a last-ditch move for Sneijder.
Manchester United seem to be linked with the 28 year-old whenever a transfer window opens. However, the English giants don’t seem to have ever made a solid bid for Sneijder, despite the player himself claiming that the Red Devils had made an unofficial bid to sign him a few seasons ago.
It doesn’t look like the Red Devils are going to attempt to sign him now, not even for the cut-price fee of just £10million.
The problem that Sneijder has is his massive pay packet. He is reportedly on £200,000 a week and Inter wanted him to cut his wages in order to stay at the club. Sneijder wasn’t keen on slashing his huge packet and so was left with only one option, leave the club.
His chances of earning the same wages elsewhere look very slim, especially if he moved to the Premier League. Arguably only Chelsea and Manchester City would pay his huge wages, but neither of the pair has recorded an interest in Sneijder.
It’s very doubtful that Galatasaray are going to pay Sneijder £200,000 a week, so I don’t understand why he is moving to a lesser standard of league.
Galatasaray are giants of the Turkish game and have a great history, but they are not the sort of club you associate with signing high-profile foreign players like Sneijder, not in their prime anyway.
It would be a really big coup for Gala to sign Sneijder, even with the Dutchman enduring a poor period in his career he should be a great signing for the Turkish club.
Wesley Sneijder’s career is in a slight rut. So much so that he has made just five league appearances for Inter this season. He has looked like a completely different player to the one that guided Holland to the 2010 World Cup final.
He was a key player for the Dutch and was also instrumental in Inter’s historic treble of 2010. There were even calls for Sneijder to win the Ballon d’Or award ahead of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
His drop in form in recent campaigns has coincided with Inter’s inconsistent performances in the last two seasons. The lack of continuity at Inter has saw Sneijder alienated and frustrated at times.
Wesley Sneijder definitely needs a new challenge to re-ignite his career. At 28 years of age he should be at the peak of his powers, instead his career seems to have stalled completely.
A move elsewhere is just what he needs, whether Galatasaray is the right club for him remains. However, something tells me that there maybe a few other clubs trying to snatch the midfielder’s signature in the next few days. Watch this space.
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