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Sneijder to Manchester United – Is this Real?

It is not a rarity for United to be linked with top players. It happens every single day in media publications, of varying quality, all around the world. United’s need for a creative player in the centre of midfield has been well documented and the list of candidates to fill this role has been long and illustrious.

The name that doesn’t go away, however, is Wesley Sneijder. The Dutchman has been persistently linked with a move to Old Trafford, particularly after his exceptional form for Inter and Holland in the World Cup. He is seemingly the exact type of player United need in their ranks and at just 26, his best years are arguably ahead of him.

The story has gathered pace this week with Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti admitting there has been interest from United. Moratti reportedly said:

“The interest from Manchester United in Sneijder is real,” but then moved to quash any mounting speculation: “I didn’t look into it. My only interest is seeing Sneijder play here for many more years to come.”

Moratti is never going to come out and say Sneijder can go to United. Even if the Milan club were to consider selling him, they are always going to say ‘not for sale’, as a negotiating stance for price if nothing else. The important thing for me here is that we know that United are serious about Sneijder. It was assumed that Sneijder turned down United last summer but never confirmed.

Reports suggest that Sneijder would consider a move to United and feels the time is right to leave Milan. This wouldn’t surprise me as he has achieved all he can at Inter really and Dutch players have a fondness for the Premier League, where many of them produce their best football.

The money would be a stumbling block. Sneijder would command around £140,000 a week in wages and any transfer fee would exceed the £35 million mark. How good it would be to see United splash the cash and bring in a proven world class player in a position we desperately need strengthening in.

The interest is ‘real’ and the player is ‘interested’. Early days but please god let this happen.

Submitted by Glory Glory Man Utd

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