In one of the most surprising transfer rumors of the season, it seems Wesley Sneijder finds himself on Everton's radar, with new manager Ronald Koeman reportedly set for a complete overhaul of his squad.
At 32, Sneijder is currently impressing in Turkey, where he plays for Galatasaray, after enjoying highly successful spells at the likes of Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
It had been rumored he was set to be targeted by Jose Mourinho, who he worked with at the San Siro during their time together in Milan, and given the fact he has also been a target for Manchester United for quite some time now, it looked like they would renew their interest.
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However, it surprisingly seems Everton are in pole position to sign the Dutchman, and even more surprisingly, what seems to be in a cut-price deal.
So it seems a shock reunion between the two former Ajax men could be about to come to fruition in Merseyside, which will of course be a great deal, and a shrewd business move for the club.
His current release clause is reportedly only £5.8 million, which would represent an absolute steal for such a talent, and a transfer fee which will leave Koeman licking his lips.
With the new Toffees boss set to be given in excess of £100 million to spend on new players by new share holder Farad Moshiri, Sneijder would be a welcomed first signing, and would not only improve the squad, but show that the club are more than serious in its ambitions.
The only potential issue with the deal currently are the player's wage demands, with them set to overshadow his relatively cheap transfer fee.
With Galatasaray only finishing sixth last season, they will be without Champions League football next season. Coupled together with the winding down of his career, Sneijder could see this as his last chance to move to the Premier League.
Also, with Everton set for a new era, and the opportunity to work under the man whom helped him first flourish, the appeal and opportunity may be too much for Sneijder to resist.
It was under Koeman of course when Sneijder impressed hugely at Ajax during the early 2000s, eventually earning himself a dream move to Real Madrid.
The playmaker has managed a respectable 40 goals and 27 assists for Galatasaray, following his move back in 2013 from Inter Milan, and has been capped by the Netherlands an impressive 129 times.
Although no longer a young man, he is a proven player with real quality and creativity, and would of course be a great addition to any Premier League squad.
Now, it appears he could soon be joining the Toffees, despite signing a three-year extension with Galatasaray back in October and receiving over €1 million in initial signing bonuses.
What next for the former Champions League winner? Only time will tell.
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