Furious Agent Wants Talks Over Sneijder Future
The Dutchman has been linked with Manchester United for the past three years – even prior to his move to the Turkish side from Inter Milan in January 2013. It emerged last month that he was owed over a million euro in unpaid wages. But after being dropped from the first team for last weekend’s match with Trabzonspor – which Galatasaray lost 3-0 – his agent Guido Albers is demanding talks with coach Cesare Prandelli.
“I don’t why he was sitting on the bench,” Albers told Bugun TV.
Galatasaray travelled to Belgium yesterday for tonight’s Champions League clash with Anderlecht – itself a possible explanation for Sneijder’s omission from Saturday’s starting line-up. However, Albers says he will also be speaking with officials at a higher level than Prandelli.
“We’ll have talks with the board on Wednesday in Brussels. We’re going to speak about Wesley and we’ll discuss this important event,” added Albers.
“I really do not know why he did not start in the team. Sneijder wants to stay, but he continues to sit on the bench. Nobody wants to sit on the bench.”
Sneijder came on as a 61st minute substitute in Saturday’s surprise home defeat. In Galatasaray’s previous game – with Karabukspor before the international break – he was in the starting line-up but was substituted midway through the second half.
Rumours linking Sneijder with a Manchester United transfer died down after he moved to Galatasaray. However, reports in recent months have claimed that Louis van Gaal is still keen to add him to the squad at Old Trafford. That’s Sneijder having turned 30 – the age where United usually refuse to consider players.
Sneijder’s pay dispute was settled last month less than a week after Albers went public over the unpaid wages. There had been the suggestion that he might walk away from the club under regulations governing breach of contract.
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