Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan Nationalturk six months ago he wrote would be transferred to Red Devils, Sir Alex Ferguson’s insistence, 1 month after the Dutch star football player will moved Old Trafford.
A wage dispute between Wesley Sneijder and his club Inter Milan could allow Manchester United to poach the Dutch midfielder during the January transfer window.
Wesley Sneijder, who is paid £200,000 per week, has been told he will not play for the Italian side again unless he agrees to take part in Inter Milan’s round of austerity measures which have already resulted in the sale of goalkeeper Julio Cesar to QPR this summer.
Club director Marco Branca, who says Sneijder must accept a contract with reduced wages, issued a statement saying: “We’ve been negotiating with him for a while and we need to modify his contract.
“We want to give him time to think about it and so we won’t be using him for the time being.”
Given that extravagant wage demands were cited as a reason for Alex Ferguson vetoing a summer bid for Sneijder, Man United fans must hope that the Dutchman has a penchant for rainy weather.
Sir Alex Ferguson is readying a £12 million ($19.2 million) offer, with Harry Redknapp keen to offload the 23-year-old to create funds for the January transfer window, as the new manager plots another great escape.
that would not be much of a gamble though would be Sneijder, who is expected to leave Inter Milan in January. The Dutch international is in dispute with the Italian club over reducing the terms of his contract, with Inter keen to cut down on the £200,000 a week ($320,000) salary.
Inter’s biggets rivals, AC Milan, have also been linked with a move. Ferguson, anyways, might not be too keen to reignite his interest for the player he almost bought a couple of years back, with Kagawa and now Wayne Rooney playing in the role that Sneijder usually likes to be involved in.
Manchester United fans will still be hoping for a midfield general to be brought in during the January transfer window, with PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman the likeliest signing in that position.