How many times have Manchester United tried to sign versatile Wesley Sneijder? In the last few years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at Manchester United, The legendary scot had maintained a close monitoring of the Dutch midfieldereven since his days at real Madrid. It was said the Sir Alex wanted another creative cum combative midfieldenforcer just like Paul Scholes but just when United thought they could get their hands on him, Wesley opted for Italian Outfit Inter Milan.
However, the man Manchester United had chased for so long is about to consider the old Trafford outfit, this time for free. The recent media reports claim that the midfielder is having problems with his Turkish employers over unpaid wages. Wesley who played under Manchester United’s current manger while featuring for the Dutch national team at the recently concluded World Cup in Brazil has been constantly linked with Old Trafford ever since Louis van Gaal took over the reins at the club.
Wesley Sneijder who is now 30-years-old has claimed that Turkish outfit Galatasaray have been owing him wages for the past 3 months, a development that activates a clause in his contract and will allow him to find new employers by January without any financial gratification accruing to his current owners.
It is believed that the Dutchman will likely demand for a higher wage scale at Old Trafford since the Manchester giant won’t be shelling any funds to acquire his services. More so, since Louis van Gaal will be avoiding a transfer fee on his country man, he might just be willing to move on Wesley, but does the club actually need Wesley Sneijder?
If Wesley eventually joins Manchester United, the club will have at least for another 2 years, a world class midfield enforcer who will be instrumental to the clubs present quest to force an entry into the Premier League’s top four. More so, with the present crop of players in the middle of the park, Manchester United could surely use a player of Wesley’s ability. Considering the fact that Anderson and Fellaini were declared surplus to requirements by Louis van Gaal last summer, they might be open to a switch by January. Also, with the continued mystery shrouding the possible transfers of Louis van Gaal’s other midfield favourites like Arturo Vidal and Kevin Strootman, the Manchester United’s boss might just start working on an attempt to convince Wesley to move overto Manchester United.
Considering the club’s spending over the summer, they can easily match any wage structure that Sneijder might demand, and when you consider a possible partnership between Wesley Sneijder and Angel Di Maria, you just couldn’t ask for more.