More speculations are added to the future of Wesley Sneijder as Tottenham Hotspur have now emerged as potential suitors for the highly coveted Inter midfielder while the unsettled Turkish starlet Nuri Sahin has been linked with a move back to his former club Borussia Dortmund.
It was the month of September; Wesley Sneijder last enjoyed some playing time for Inter and has since fallen out of favour partly due to the recurring injury and later due to the failure of reaching an agreement with the Inter board over the proposed reduction in his wages. It is learnt Sneijder is certainly on his way out this January and given the Dutch international is still one of the finest in his department, naturally there is no shortage of interested parties.
What remains to be seen however is the price Inter set to consider the offers from various clubs. It was earlier believed his contract would be terminated and as the most natural consequence, Milan vice president Adriano Galliani was reportedly interested in securing the player’s services. However, Galliani’s interest must have been put to good rest now that it is reported, Moratti is ready to hear the offers close to £8million.
What was earlier a two-horse race between the two Manchester clubs, now sees a third horse join them as Gazzetta Dello Sport reports, Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas Boas is now seeking to add creativity in his midfield that has gone missing since the departure of Luka Modric this summer. Oil rich PSG seem to be out of contention after manager Carlo Ancelotti explicitly withdrew the interest and the decision is quite reasonable considering they are already going to be bolstered with the arrival of Lucas Moura in the winter.
Wesley Sneijder is a midfielder of highest recognition and whether he chooses to opt for a Spurs side that has perennially been pretenders in the Premier League history is anybody’s guess. Villas Boas’ love for attractive football is no secret and that might just tempt the player who not so long ago was the treble winner with Inter. As things stand, Sneijder will definitely not be an Inter player come the winter and almost certainly will play for one of the three Premier League clubs – which one, well, keep guessing.
Talking of the English Premier League, there’s another club that is making news in transfer gossips these days. England’s best representation in Europe – Liverpool it seems, are not too keen on retaining the services of Real Madrid’s on loan midfielder Nuri Sahin. Reports also suggest Sahin could be on his way back to Germany as former club Borussia Dortmund are interested in having him join back the roster.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Sahin has not had the best of the times at Liverpool and has of late even lost his starting place in the team. Sahin was highly rated during his time in Germany and was one of the key figures in the Jurgen Klopp’s side that triumphed in the league during the 2010-11 season. The following season he was sold to Spanish giants Real Madrid but despite his pedigree, never managed to impress Jose Mourinho enough to reserve him a permanent starting place.
Sahin, who was once touted as next Pirlo for his abilities to dictate play from the deep, finds himself in a no man’s land currently as he’s unclear about his future. He has failed to settle since ending his spell at Dortmund and could well be a bit sceptical about his market value going considerably down should he fail to reclaim himself sooner than later. Amidst all this, Dortmund are learnt to be once again hiring the services of the former midfielder and the player too may feel Jurgen Klopp is the best man to handle his current situation. All said and done, Sahin as of now is certainly expected to honour his loan arrangement with Liverpool and his future might only be discussed at the end of the season.