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Manchester United Target Wesley Sneijder Has Very Reasonable £15.9m Release Clause

Dutch playmaker has a buyout clause in his club contract.

World Cup star Wesley Sneijder can leave Galatasaray for just £15.9m because of a buyout clause in his contract.

The 30-year-old Netherlands playmaker is a long-term target of Manchester United, having been linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the summer of 2011 and then in January 2013.

Sneijder is apparently being eyed by the Red Devils again, with new manager Louis van Gaal, who is currently in charge of the Dutch national team, keen to link up with the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan man at club level.

It has been revealed by Galatasaray president Unal Aysal that Sneijder has a release clause in his contract, which has two years left to run.

Aysal is quoted by ESPN as saying: “Sneijder is a good player. We want to keep him at Galatasaray.

“If Galatasaray receive an offer of €20m we do not have the luxury of saying no.

“That is stipulated in the contract. All I can say is that if any club pays us €20m and he wants to go, we can’t force him to stay because it is written in the contract.”

Sneijder has started all five of the Netherlands matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup so far, scoring one goal and providing one assist to help his side reach the semi-finals, where they will meet Argentina tonight.

He went to the World Cup on the back of a productive goalscoring season at Gala, having scored 12 times in the Super Lig, as well as twice in the Champions League.

Prior to this evening’s match, Sneijder has been capped 104 times at senior international level, scoring 27 goals.

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