Wesley Sneijder is on his way to Galatasaray after passing a physical. Despite rumors linking Sneijder to Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City, the midfielder is on his way to the Turkish club.
Sneijder signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Galatasaray, leaving Inter Milan after contract negotiations stalled. However, there are no hard feelings from the Dutch midfielder.
“I also want to thank [Inter President Massimo] Moratti, as our problems were only economic, never personal. I leave Inter on good terms – they allowed me to win everything possible,” Sneijder said according to ESPNFC.
Under manager Jose Mourinho, Inter and Sneijder won the treble – Serie A, Copa Italia and Champions League – during the 2009/10 campaign. However, since then, Inter have struggled on the pitch and currently sit fourth in Serie A, which would leave the club missing the Champions League.
Despite Sneijder’s success at Inter, he has only played in five Serie A games this season, scoring once and assisting once.
According to ESPNFC, Sneijder looked to Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal before making his decision.
“I called Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal because they have been key figures in my football career and I think their opinion is important,” Sneijder said. “They both said the same thing: ‘Do!’ They gave me the final push, knowing how Turkish football is on the rise.”
Galatasaray is currently first in the Turkish league, and are one of the remaining 16 teams in the Champions League tournament. Galatasaray will face Schalke in the Champions League.
Written By: Eric Stoyanov, Contributing Writer, soccerprose.com
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