Wesley Sneijder was thought to be a top target for Manchester United, but is unlikely to move to Old Trafford after this news…
Wesley Sneijder looked set to leave Galatasaray this January, with the Dutch playmaker allegedly unhappy at the Turkish side.
He seems to have changed his stance however, with his agent revealing that his client plans to stay put this winter, according to the Express.
The former Real Madrid star was allegedly close to securing a move to Serie A side Juventus this January, but the fee Gala are demanding seems to have put them off.
Sneijder has a £15.6m buyout clause in his current contract, and now the wrong side of 30 may not prove the best value for money.
Juve seem to have backed out of any potential deal, while the midfielder’s agent Guido Albers does not believe Manchester United, or any club, would be willing to meet the release clause.
“The board said that they will only accept the buy-out clause which is €20m, and Juventus won’t pay it,” he said.
“And I don’t think any club in the world would pay this money.”
Albers also claims Sneijder is happy in Turkey, and has no interest in leaving if he doesn’t have to.
“They said they don’t want to sell Sneijder. Sneijder has 18 months left on his contract with Galatasaray and he is happy in Istanbul,” he continued.
“He definitely wants to stay at Galatasaray. I hope they will be champions this season.”
Man United boss Louis van Gaal is thought to be a big fan of his compatriot, but although he hasn’t been shy of spending since moving to Old Trafford, £15.6m may prove a little too much on this occasion.