Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder makes an unexpected move to Galatasaray
The Wesley Sneijder saga has come to an unexpected end. It appears as if the Netherlands midfielder has finally moved away from San Siro and into Galatasaray. This news has been confirmed by the Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Massimo Moratti informed that Inter Milan have agreed Galatasaray’s bid for Wesley Sneijder. The Inter Milan board had no option but to sell Wesley Sneijder as he had refused to put pen on paper for a contract extension.
Inter Milan has been in the process of negotiating a new contract with Wesley Sneijder for a while now. In spite of all their efforts the Dutchman is eager to move away from the club. Wesley Sneijder has been linked with European powerhouses for over years, but no club has managed to successfully negotiate a final contract with Inter Milan.
After confirming interest in Wesley Sneijder this week, Galatasaray swiftly came up with a transfer proposal. It seems like Inter Milan finally realized they should sell Wesley Sneijder before they lose him for free.
“Galatasaray’s offer satisfies us. Now it depends on the player,” Massimo Moratti told Sky Italia after a board meeting.
The transfer fees for Wesley Sneijder have not been made public by Inter Milan or Galatasaray, although Massimo Moratti is burn bridges with the Turkish outfit if the 28-year-old midfielder opts to his place his signature on the extension contract.
“We would be happy if he decided to stay on our terms,” Massimo Moratti said. “I haven’t spoken to him, but if he did decide to stay on our terms, he would be a great help.”
According to Milliyet, a Turkish newspaper, Galatasaray have offered Wesley Sneijder a €6 million per season contract. Wesley Sneijder has been in search of a big-money move into a Premier League club. However, few clubs have responded to the plea from the former Real Madrid player.
Manchester United and Chelsea have been closely linked to Wesley Sneijder over the past couple of years. Sir Alex Ferguson, who has been trying to sign in the Dutchman for the past two years, finally gave up on him last summer. Manchester United came closest to signing Wesley Sneijder before Galatasaray.