Dutch Legend Set To Snub Southampton to Complete £9m Juventus Switch

Galatasaray midfielder appears set to leave the club for Juventus in January.

Wesley Sneijder is edging closer towards a move away from Galatasaray in the transfer window with Juventus increasingly becoming his most likely destination, for a rumoured £9m fee.

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Reports claim Sneijder is desperate to leave Istanbul this month, which attracted the attention of Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, yet Juve have seemingly overtaken Southampton in the race for the midfielder’s signature.

Selling the Netherlands international would help ease the Istanbul side’s financial problems with the midfielder earning in the region of £2.5m per year. On more than one occasion the Turkish side have failed to pay Sneijder, 30, on time – and the former Inter Milan star is now eyeing an exit from the club.

Galatasaray’s debt problems mean that they must look to offload former star signings, and it seems an exit would suit both the player and club.

With Andrea Pirlo turning 36 in the summer, Sneijder would make an excellent addition to the Juventus midfield who could also soon be without Paul Pogba who’s being targeted by a number of clubs.

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