Sneijder’s agent re-kindles Galatasaray exit rumours

by Richard Laverty

The agent of Galatasaray and Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder has sparked rumours the experienced international could be available in the January transfer window.

Manchester United supporters may be sick of the sight of Sneijder’s name given the on-off transfer saga that has surrounded both the player and the club in recent years but his agent, Guido Albers, says Sneijder could look to leave Turkey due to a lack of game time.

“We plan on talking to the club to get their thoughts on the future of Wesley. I do not know why he is not playing,” Albers is quoted as saying by The Express.

“He wants to stay, but nobody likes to be on the bench so we will see.”


The fact that Sneijder, now 30, isn’t featuring regularly may not give other clubs much faith in his current ability but Manchester United and Chelsea are rumoured to be monitoring the situation.

Sneijder worked closely with United boss Louis van Gaal for several years whilst represent Holland and worked under Mourinho in a successful but both player and manager at Inter Milan in Italy.

Given his current situation at Galatasaray and the fact he is now in his thirties, Sneijder may be available for a bargain price and could add further quality to United’s midfield at least in the short-term should Louis van Gaal decide to make a move.

With injury doubts over Daley Blind and Ander Herrera seemingly out of favour, Sneijder’s international team mate Kevin Strootman is favourite to be the next addition to van Gaal’s squad.

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