Louis van Gaal wants Wesley Sneijder to join him at Manchester United

It feels like this saga will rumble on and on until either we sign Wesley Sneijder or the Dutch #10 decides to hang up his boots. Every summer we’re linked with the 30-year old from Utrecht, but for me its now too little too late when it comes to signing him as he is know the wrong side of 30.

Louis van Gaal’s Holland were dumped out of the World Cup by Argentina on penalties last night, in a shootout which Sneijder missed his penalty with a poor effort from twelve yards.

Manchester United have been told that Sneijder has a £16million release clause in his contract claim the Sun, and that they’ll have to buy him out of that if they want to bring him to Old Trafford.

President Unal Aysal said: “Sneijder is a good player. We want to keep him at Galatasaray.

“If we receive an offer of 20 million euros we do not have the luxury of saying no. That is stipulated in the contract.

“All I can say is that if any club pays us 20 million euros and he wants to go then we can’t force him to stay — it’s written in his contract.”

Personally I’d prefer it if we spent this money strengthening elsewhere. We have plenty of #10s in our squad so we don’t need to splash out on yet another one. Currently Mata, Kagawa, Januzaj and Rooney can all play that position probably better than Sneijder, so it seems like a waste to me.

Would Sneijder be a good signing? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. He’s too old. In fact, some the targets we’re supposedly after are too old. It doesn’t bode well for the future. Buy Vrij and Vlaar, They’re future stars.

  2. I think he is not that especially for 20 million after i watch WC semifinal. Yeah, we have Mata, Kagawa, and Rooney who are much better than him

  3. In the WC qualifications Wesley played as left forward and he was very successfull, may be Van Gaal thinks for this position. He could also be a very good role model for Januzaj.

  4. Where in this article now was it stated that LVG wants him? We have 3 players in his position now and are all younger than him. Dont see that happening. We have other areas to strenghten

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