Turkish giants would be forced to allow Wesley Sneijder to leave Istanbul for £16m.
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Manchester United have seemingly received a boost in the transfer market today, with the Mirror reporting that Galatasaray have indicated that they would be willing to allow Wesley Sneijder to leave Turkey for £16 million.
The club’s president Unal Aysal is reported as saying:
“If Galatasaray receive an offer of €20million, we do not have the luxury of saying no. That is stipulated in the contract.”
This confirmation of the clause in Sneijder’s contract could well alert United, with Louis van Gaal known to be a big admirer of the player and the two having enjoyed a close relationship during van Gaal’s time with the Dutch national team.
Despite having turned 30, Sneijder’s composed performances for the Oranje at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil may well have been enough to convince that Red Devils that he still has the quality to help their transition back towards the top four in the Premier League.
The fact that United have already lost Michael Carrick for the first two months of the season to an ankle injury may also encourage van Gaal to make another signing in central midfield to compliment Ander Herrera, who arrived from Athletic Bilbao.
Their summer dealings, with Luke Shaw also having arrived at Old Trafford, do hint towards an approach of buying younger players with the potential to improve for big fees, however, something that doesn’t quite apply to Sneijder.