Galatasaray put a deadline on Wesley Sneijder’s trade as Liverpool closes in
Inter Milan’s out of favor star Wesley Sneijder doesn’t want to be rushed into making a decision about his future. However, Galatasaray have announced that they will not “wait another three or four days for Wesley Sneijder”.
Earlier today Galatasaray announced they had other options to pursue if Wesley Sneijder’s transfer from Inter Milan falls apart. On Wednesday, the Dutchman announced he was “in no rush” to commit his future to the Turkish football giants. Wesley Sneijder claimed he had till the end of January to consider transfer proposals.
Recent reports show Liverpool is among the clubs interested in acquiring Wesley Sneijder, although the English club hasn’t announced a rivaling bid yet.
“There are still two weeks to go before the end of the transfer window, so there is time. I am relaxed, and I’m considering my options,” Wesley Sneijder said earlier this week.
Galatasaray president Unal Aysal claims his side is ready to ditch Wesley Sneijder if the Netherlands international asks the club to wait till the end of the transfer window.
“We’ll wait another three or four days for Sneijder,” Unal Aysal said. “If the deal collapses, we have alternatives. The figures quoted in the media are wrong. Our deal with Inter is worth €7.5 million.
“The player knows our proposal. Inter are now calculating things with him. Our offer for his wages is below €5.5 million. It is also true that our coach Fatih Terim wants Sneijder - he is the first name on his list.
“I see no reason why the transfer should not go through. Even if it does collapse, it won’t be the end of the world.”
The Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim asked Wesley Sneijder to join the Turkish powerhouse “not as an alternative, but as a first choice”. Fatih Terim explained that moving to Galatasaray would allow the 28-year-old midfielder to acquire first-team action and more importantly regain lost form.
“If Sneijder wants to come to Galatasaray then he must see us as a first choice,” Faith Terim said. “This club is not anyone’s plaything. Those who play here do not see Galatasaray as an alternative, but as a first choice. Otherwise, one must step aside.”