Wesley Sneijder drops the bomb about Manchester United
So it looks like the end of the road for Wesley Sneijder’s career at Manchester United, well there wasn’t actually a road to begin with. All there had been from Day 1 were intense rumors. Nonetheless, the Dutchman has been close to becoming a Red Devil for the past year and a half. In his latest interview, Sneijder revealed some shocking news when he stated that he would have moved to Old Trafford if a bid had been forthcoming in January.
This shocking news has stunned football community, who thought United’s manager Sir Alex Ferguson was doing his best to bring the 27-year-old to England. Sneijder is under contract with Inter Milan till June 2015, however the world class midfielder has played in only 11 Serie A games this season. Injuries are just half of the reason for Sneijder’s absence from the field as Nerazzurri coach Claudio Ranieri has introduced new tactics which operable without Sneijder.
It was no secret that the Netherlands international is one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s top transfer targets, however Sneijder’s weekly wages of £250,000 is something that will certainly cause a few frowns on Ferguson’s face. Despite, this factor Sneijder announced United’s interest in acquiring him in the during the winter transfer window. However, Sneijder also informed that for now the matter was in the mist as usual.
I see everything, I am not blind, but there is nothing concrete right now,” Sneijder told Nos. “There have never been any concrete contacts with Manchester United. If on the last day of the transfer window an offer had arrived, maybe I would have left. The truth is that I feel at home at Inter, but I do not know where I will be playing next season.”
Sneijder has also received offers from English outfit Manchester City and Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. Both of these clubs will have no issue regarding Sneijder large salary. However, Sneijder is happy to stay at the San Siro for now.
“I'm not in contact with any other club and I am living day by day. I am happy at Inter, but we will see...”
Sneijder was at odds at the idea of following in the footsteps of David Beckham and Thierry Henry to join the American football league, Major League Soccer (MLS). Sneijder stated that at this point in his career he had no intentions of joining the MLS but he will ponder about a move in the later stages of his career.
“A spell in the USA? That is something I think about, but only in the future," Sneijder said. "I do not think where I will play next season. I have been in the USA with Yolanthe [his wife] because of her work. We will surely discuss this in the future, but not now.”