Back in 2010, Portsmouth were in the Premier league, Inter Milan were the greatest team on the planet and Wesley Sneijder was arguably the best player in the world.
Portsmouth are now in the fourth tier of English football, Inter Milan finished ninth in Serie A last season and Sneijder is currently playing for Galatasaray in Turkey.
Portsmouth and Inter have their own respective reasons for their recent downfalls but Sneijder is purely in Turkey for an escape route from former club Inter due to money reasons.
It is quite amazing that the 2010 standout player of European football is playing in Turkey especially since he was the key to Inter Milan winning the treble and Holland reaching the final of the World Cup that year.
The former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter man has recently been linked to the Premier League with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all linked with the 29-year-old's signature in January.
Arsenal would not be a bad move for the Dutchman, who only moved to Galatasaray last January. He would be able to link up with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey in midfield and offer even more creativity to striker Olivier Giroud in front of goal.
A reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea could be on the cards, too. Mourinho managed Sneijder at Inter and according to the player himself, he had a massive impact on his career. The Dutch playmaker would face heavy competition at Chelsea in the attacking midfield role but is definitely good enough to become a regular for the Blues.
Manchester United would be the best move for Sneijder. The Red Devils have been crying out for a world-class playmaker for years and years and after the signing of Shinji Kagawa failed, David Moyes' side will be back on the market for this type of player. It would be a perfect move for Sneijder who would play every week and would have the chance to become the player he was a couple of years ago.
Holland manager Louis van Gaal recently advised Sneijder to join Chelsea to boost his chances of playing at next year's World Cup and it's hard to disagree with him considering the quality of the Turkish league.
He was named in the World Cup all-star team, UEFA Team of the Year and FIFA FIFPro world eleven in 2010 as well as being crowned UEFA Club midfielder of the year the same year.
It is clear he is a world-class player and whoever does sign him in January, will have a great talent within their squad.
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