Old Trafford side keen on Inter Milan man.
Manchester United could get Sneijder on the cheap this summer as Inter Milan look to sell
Inter Milan have had an appalling season and currently find themselves seventh in Serie A. The feeling around the club has improved since they promoted Andrea Stramaccioni from youth team coach. A young coach he seems full of enthusiasm and, even if replaced in the summer, he’s brought a bit of optimism back to the club.
Inter need to rebuild this summer and the elephant in the room during all of this is Wesley Sneijder.
Every manager since Mourinho has found it hard to get the most out of him and run a system which benefits the team as well as the Dutchman. The perfect scenario for Inter Milan would have been for Manchester United to buy the player last summer, however Sneijder didn’t seem to be busting a gut to make the move and when you add that to the cost then it’s understandable that United didn’t move heaven and earth to sign him.
Using hindsight as a guide then that was a great decision by the Manchester club, dodging a very expensive bullet. Inter tried to reignite interest in the player in January and brought the price down to around £20m – £25 for those interested – about £10m less than what Manchester United were widely reported to have been quoted.
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Indeed if Inter Milan fail to secure a spot in the Champions League for next term, which is fairly likely given that the San Siro side sit in seventh spot some six points off a top three spot, then Wesley Sneijder may look to force an exit and the Italian giants may find themselves having to sell a player or two in order to balance the books and make up for the loss of revenue.
Sneijder has been on Sir Alex Ferguson’s wish-list for some time now and the Old Trafford boss is apparently still looking to bring in some added creativity to his Man United midfield and the Premier League table toppers could well do with some goal-scoring nous in that position as the likes of Anderson, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley do not offer much in that regard.
Whilst Sneijder at 27 doesn’t quite fit Ferguson’s youthful transfer policy he is a player of sufficient quality for that to not matter. The Dutch international had a marvelous first season at Inter Milan, where he guided Jose Mourinho’s side to a treble, but the past two seasons have been poor ones for the Nerazzurri on the whole but the former Ajax and Real Madrid man has still managed to impress during the crisis period.