Experienced Wesley Sneijder could be a vital addition for Southampton
Galatasaray's attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been reportedly seeking an exit from the Turkish club, with Premier League duo of Southampton and Manchester United have been alerted.
New Delhi: Galatasaray's attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been reportedly seeking an exit from the Turkish club, with Premier League duo of Southampton and Manchester United have been alerted.
Reports suggest that the Dutch international has grown dissatisfied with the Turkish giants after not having received his salary over past few months. Galatasaray who sold Didier Drogba to Chelsea earlier this summer, want to offload Sneijder for GBP 9 million. Reports on Monday stated that the Premier League duo alongside some other clubs have been informed about the midfielder's availability.
Having joined Galatasaray in January 2013, the 30-year-old is keen to leave Istanbul when the transfer window re-opens next month.
Southampton who lie fifth in the EPL table, started the season brightly under manager Ronald Koeman. After a summer exodus of the club's star players, Southampton surprised all by by staying in the top half for quite sometime before losing four matches and drawing one in their last five EPL encounters.
Injuries and lack of squad depth threaten the Saints of a fall out from the European qualification and see them end in a mid-table position. Koeman is desperate to add some fire power in his team and Wesley Sneijder could be a great fit for the team. The former Inter Milan player will add some much needed strength in the attacking front and give them vitality in their play.
With the return of currently injured Jay Rodriguez on the cards, Southampton will fancy a versatile attacking front and the addition of Sneijder will give them options. Koeman could persuade the experienced Sneijder to join him at St Mary's as the club looks to finish on the high and not lose way like last season.
United seem unlikely to bid for Sneijder given the attacking foray in their disposal and it leaves Southampton with a good chance to get a proven good.