Wesley Sneijder is perhaps the most linked player to Premier League without sealing a move to England. With the January transfer window approaching, one might have thought of seeing the old Sneijder-Manchester United rumours float once again. To their delight, Sneijder is back leading the headlines, however, there is a new club vouching for his services this time.
According to reports from Fanatik, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea are considering to sign the Dutchman in January transfer window after seeing a lifeless display from his midfield this season. What makes this transfer all the more appealing is Sneijder’s €7.5million buy-out clause. Sneijder to Chelsea rumours have been rumbling ever since Mourinho took over at Stamford Bridge. the duo shared a special bond during their time at Inter Milan and a reunion looked to be on the cards.
Sneijder’s recent public support fro Mourinho had further triggered a transfer rumour by the British press. However, Metro ended up quoting the wrong figure of €20million being the buy-out clause. According to Galatasaray’s sources, the €20million buy-out clause is for a Turkish team trying to sign the former World Cup finalist. However, if another European side wants to sign him, they will only have to pay €7.5million.
Chelsea’s midfield this season (Fabregas, Matic, Ramires) has looked awfully short on confidence and ability going forward. Mourinho needs someone to infuse some life to the Chelsea side, and what better way by bringing his former midfield maestro – Wesley Sneijder. On the face of it, this transfer makes all the sense with Sneijder being just 31-years of age and a transfer fee of €7.5m (£5m) does not do justice to his talents.
Former Inter Milan and Real Madrid man is equally adapt at adjusting to the speed of Premier League and delivering the much-needed goods. Considering how the things have gone so far for Chelsea this season, a move for Wesley Sneijder would seem the ideal solution. Manchester United might end up seeing their long-term target join their biggest rivals if this transfer does go through in January.
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