Manchester United reignite interest in Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder
Manchester United have reignited their interest in Netherlands star Wesley Sneijder. It seems like it has been decades since Manchester United were running after the signature of the Inter Milan star. Well, now the Old Trafford brass is back to square one in preparing a bid for Wesley Sneijder.
Rife rumors suggest Manchester United have already formulated a bid for Wesley Sneijder. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long time admirer of the attacking midfielder.
Just around a year ago, Manchester United were willing to table a large fortune in order to acquire the services of the Dutchman, but negotiations with Inter Milan fell apart in the final stages of the transfer.
This time round Manchester United thoroughly scouted the market for other players before reigniting interest in Wesley Sneijder, therefore Inter Milan will have to think twice before snubbing Sir Alex Ferguson’s bid.
Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on strengthening his midfield during the January transfer window. The Scotsman has finally realized that he needs replacements for Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, both of whom might be in the final year of football career.
Reportedly, Manchester United already have Wesley Sneijder on-board for their surprise transfer move. A lucrative salary package for the Dutch star appears to have been enough to convince him.
Insiders from San Siro report that Inter Milan are trying to cut their costs. One of their top agendas is to lower to down Wesley Sneijder’s salary, which is expected to be around the £200,000-per-week region.
Wesley Sneijder’s refusal to meet the salary-cut demands means Inter Milan will probably have to ship-off their midfielder. This would actually do them both good as the 28-year-old is spending more time on the bench instead of the field.
Manchester United are also linked with Wesley Sneijder’s compatriot Kevin Strootman. The PSV midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since last summer, but transfer funds have been an issue.
However, a move to Manchester United finally has appeared on cards finally. Kevin Strootman has already expressed desire to move to England, which means Manchester Untied will table a bid for the 22-year-old during the January transfer window.
Sir Alex Ferguson will certainly be split about choosing between the two midfielders. The Old Trafford boss could go for the fiery attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder as he needs to replace Paul Scholes. However, the gaffer also needs a well-balanced versatile midfielder in the center of park, so Kevin Strootman is also a likely option.