Wesley Sneijder shows Southampton what they were missing

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Wesley Sneijder has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League over recent seasons and his goals on Thursday night showed just why.

Manchester United, Southampton and Chelsea have all been linked with the 30-year-old over the past 12 months.

The Galatasaray star scored two incredible goals in their 4-1 victory over Konyaspor in the Turkish Cup showing Louis van Gaal and co what they could have had.

Sneijder’s first goal was a 25-yard screamer which flew right into the top corner, leaving the goalkeeper rooted.

He then doubled his tally for the night with a divine left-footed chip from just inside the box showing his class with both feet. 

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Money issues

Sneijder would be a solid addition to any Premier League side but his wage demands are a proven issue. The Dutch star is thought to be earning around £90,000-a-week, a remarkable sum for a player in the latter stages of their career.

When Southampton were linked with Sneijder heading into the January transfer window, Saints boss Ronald Koeman confirmed his interest but once again money was a problem.

Koeman said: “I am interested but we can't pay him. I know that because his agent is my agent.”

It could be said that Sneijder’s talents are almost wasted in the Turkish league and despite it being a bit far-fetched, it would be superb to see the ex-Real Madrid star in the Premier League. 

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