Legendary playmaker turned down Premier League move in the summer…
Galatasaray’s Dutch midfield supremo Wesley Sneijder has discussed Manchester United’s interest in him during last summer, Sports Direct reports.
The 29-year-old was once rated as one of the world’s best playmakers, and while he is no longer at that elite level, he still has the talent and passing ability to compete for an elite club.
Sneijder though, has reiterated his happiness in Turkey, despite the interest of various sides.
“There were several clubs that wanted me, including Manchester United, but I had no intention of leaving and the company did not want to sell,” said the Dutchman, formerly of Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
“Leaving does not even enter your head. Here I feel at home.”
United badly need to strengthen their midfield, and clearly tried to bring in Sneijder before the season started. Instead, they signed Marouane Fellaini for huge money from Everton, and the Belgian midfielder has so far failed to impress at Old Trafford.
Tom Cleverley has also been poor, and with Ryan Giggs in his forties, and with Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher ageing, it’s almost certain that David Moyes will enter the transfer market to sign a top level midfielder in the summer.
Sneijder though is unlikely to join, as he’s clearly happy with the Turkish giants.
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