Former Netherlands international, Bolo Zenden has suggested that he does not think Manchester United will sign Arjen Robben or Wesley Sneijder.
The Dutch pair have been touted as potential targets for United and boss Louis Van Gaal, however, Zenden feels the deals just won’t happen – “No, I don’t see that happening,” Zenden told talkSPORT. “I’m sure he will bring in some players but I’m not sure he will bring any players in from this [Netherlands] group.”
Van Gaal is obviously a big fan of the duo but it may be that the Dutch manager looks else where to bolster his squad. Sneijder and Robben, both over 30-years-old would cost a lot of money for their age bracket, however, they are world-class players.
It seems a case of “catch-twenty-two” – sign them for millions but face only getting a couple of seasons out of them. Or, risk buying younger players for less and see a gradual development over a handful of seasons but face never attaining the level of this duo?
Should Van Gaal cut his losses and sign the pair? Would they be able to replicate their potential at United?
By Oliver Baines | July 10th, 2014