Wesley Sneijder to stay with Galatasaray - agent

Published 1 Comments

Football News

The agent of Wesley Sneijder claims the Netherlands international has no intention of leaving Galatasaray, while the club also do not wish to sell, amid links to Juventus and, as ever, Manchester United.

There has been much speculation that Sneijder could depart Istanbul before the close of the winter transfer window, with it having been confirmed that there had been contact made by Juventus in their bid to make reinforcements.

January transfer window - click here to see the DONE DEALS

But, it would appear, that Sneijder will not be leaving Turkey for Turin - or for Manchester United, for that matter - after Guido Albers, the player’s representative, poured cold water on the prospect of a departure.

"The board said that they will only accept the buy-out clause which is €20 million, and Juventus won't pay it," Albers told NTV Spor.

"And I don't think any club in the world would pay this money.

"We had a meeting with Galatasaray's board today. We talked about Juventus' offer.

"They said they don't want to sell Sneijder. Sneijder has 18 months left on his contract with Galatasaray and he is happy in Istanbul.

"He definitely wants to stay at Galatasaray. I hope they will be champions this season."

Sneijder has been perennially linked to Manchester United ever since Sir Alex Ferguson first went about recruiting a replacement for Paul Scholes, and it had appeared the Dutchman would move to Old Trafford in 2011.

But, alas, this did not transpire and Manchester United have remained in the hunt for a creative midfield force of repute ever since, and it is likely to be something Louis van Gaal looks to address in the summer.

The club did recruit Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao shortly after Van Gaal had taken over, but the smart money would suggest he will look to add a truly world class player to his midfield ranks at the end of the season.

Van Gaal’s supposed first-choice would be Kevin Strootman of Roma, who became a key part of the Netherlands side managed by the former, before a devastating knee injury ended his World Cup ambitions.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Transfer News
Wesley Sneijder
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again