Rumours are running rampant that Galatasaray captain Wesley Sneijder is seeking an exit from Istanbul and looking to make a long-awaited move to the Premier League.
Sneijder joined the Turkish outfit in January 2013 following a move from Serie A club Inter Milan after a reported disagreement over his wages and contract.
Manchester United have held a long-term interest in the Dutch playmaker and he could be ready to move to Old Trafford, thereby linking up with former manager Louis Van Gaal who managed him during his time as Holland coach between 2012 and 2014.
It’s understood that Galatasaray are seeking a fee of around £9million to offload the talented 30-year-old, but it’s not just Manchester United who are interested – Southampton have reportedly been informed of his availability but his hefty pay packet could scupper a move for him to join the south-coast side.
The Dutchman has amassed numerous major honours during his incredible playing career, winning the Eredivisie with Ajax, La Liga with Real Madrid, Serie A at Inter Milan and a Super Lig with current club Galatasaray.
He was part of Jose Mourinho’s treble winning side that lifted the Champions League in the 2009/10 season, as well as the Holland squad that finished runners-up to Spain at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
After Galatasaray’s shambolic Champions League campaign this season, Sneijder could be ready to jump ship and join Champions League hopefuls Manchester United in January which would see him link up with international team-mates Robin Van Persie and Daley Blind.
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