If there’s one name I’m sick of hearing more than perhaps a certain Uruguayan striker then it’s without a doubt that of ‘will he won’t he’ midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
The Dutchman has been involved in one of the most drawn out transfer sagas in United’s history with a deal that was once seemingly imminent, then allegedly collapsed due to wage demands, now supposedly back on – maybe.
The guardian notes:
The Holland international, who has been marginalised at Internazionale after reportedly failing to agree a new contract on reduced terms, has stalled on a €10m (£8m) transfer to Galatasaray as he holds out for an offer from a major Premier League club. The Turkish club have given Sneijder until the weekend to make a decision on his future and, in an attempt to increase interest from England, his representatives have indicated he would take a pay cut to join the likes of United and Liverpool.
I’m sorry to sound bitter but Sneijder had his chance with United, he could’ve joined us last season and been the difference between a near miss and title number 20. He may have got more money for keeping the Nerazzurri bench warm but for a player entering the autumn of his career, you would have thought the chance of playing for another big club would’ve been more attractive.
Sneijder wouldn’t have exactly been on the breadline at Old Trafford plus he would’ve been joining a side suited to his playing style and dare I say willing to revolve around him somewhat. Fast forward several months and it’s a different animal altogether. Shinji Kagawa has joined, Tom Cleverley has progressed and Anderson has finally showed what he’s capable of. Yes Sneijder would be a benefit to any squad and at less than £10 million is hardly expensive, but do we really need him? I think not. If that means letting Liverpool have him then so be it, at least he’s not going to one of our rivals….
Read more on the Guardian website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/jan/17/transfer-window-liverpool