Dutch international Wesley Sneijder has graced some of Europe’s best leagues during his career but now the 30-year-old is being linked to the Premier League once again. The Daily Express understand Chelsea and Manchester United could be in the hunt for the midfielder who is said to be unhappy in Turkey.
Sneijder began his career in his native Netherlands with Ajax and progressed through their prestigious youth academy making his first team debut in February 2003. Sneijder would go on to play 126 Eredivisie matches for the club, scoring 43 times. This attracted the interest of Real Madrid and he signed for Los Blancos in August 2007 for €27m, receiving David Beckham’s number 23 jersey. Sneijder played 52 La Liga fixtures for Real Madrid but struggled to fit into the side and was sold on.
The midfielder joined joined Inter Milan in August 2009 for €15m and was important to the Italians immediately. However he fell out with the club’s management over pay and would leave the San Siro in January 2013. Sneijder had played 76 Serie A games for the clubs, scoring 13 goals and found his new home in Turkey with Galatasaray. The 111 time capped Netherlands international has played 50 league matches for Galatasaray but has recently seemingly fallen out with manager Cesare Prandelli.
Prandelli has been leaving Sneijder on the bench recently and there has been a debate over his pay after it was revealed he hadn’t been paid for a number of months. It seems Louis Van Gaal and José Mourinho will fight it out to secure the midfielder in January if they club can’t sort it’s issue with him.
Chelsea and Manchester United fans, do you want Sneijder?