Wesley Sneijder linked with Southampton transfer

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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman and want-away Galatasaray captain Wesley Sneijder share an agent - which could give the Saints an upper hand in signing the skilful midfielder. 

The 30-year-old is on the radar of Manchester United, City, Arsenal and Chelsea for when the transfer re-opens in January, however Koeman could also join the mix, according to the Daily Express.

United have been linked with Sneijder on numerous occasions in the past, whilst both Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have worked with the player before. Where will he be lining up come the end of January?


Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan has admitted he would not be surprised to see the former Ajax man secure a move to Southampton when the transfer window opens. 

"I would not rule out Sneijder moving somewhere in the south where there is another Dutchman," he told talkSPORT

"Ronald Koeman could do with a player like Wesley Sneijder. He knows him, he has used him in the past.

"Don't forget the agent who brought Koeman to Southampton happens to be the same agent to Wesley Sneijder."


A player of Sneijder's quality would offer something different to any club, with a rare attacking flair and good goalscoring record for every team he has played for.

The former Inter Milan attacking midfielder can score free-kicks, take corners, create chances from nothing and dribble through queues of players, whilst acting as the engine of any midfield. 

So whilst there are obviously teams that he would suit more than others, whichever club do manage to land the star if he does leave in January, are sure to have secured a great signing with a number of good years left in him. 


With so many teams showing an interest in the Dutchman, it is difficult to decide which club will land his services.

Manchester United have bags of attacking talent, as do all of the teams who are looking to capture Sneijder. Old Trafford is a likely destination, because of the bond between player and manager - Sneijder's experience would also be a great addition to the United squad. 

Southampton would also benefit from the signing more than most - a world class talent that is known for creating and scoring goals from midfield could be what they're missing. The signing could certainly see them regain some form and add more goals to the tally. 

Both Chelsea and Manchester City have plenty of strength in depth in the position, so whilst it certainly would still be a good addition, United and Southampton remain likelier options. 

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