Galatasaray president Unal Aysal has put Wesley Sneijder firmly in the shop window after admitting the Dutchman has a €20m release clause.
Sneijder has flirted with a move to Old Trafford more times than he has had hot dinners and only last month, the 30-year-old said it would be hard to reject an offer from Louis van Gaal if it came in.
Now, Aysal has decided to inform the world that Sneijder has a €20m release clause.
“Sneijder is a good player,” he said.
“If Galatasaray 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, we can’t force him to stay because it is written in the contract.”
Galatasaray are clearly keen to cash in on Sneijder following some improved performances in the World Cup, otherwise they wouldn’t have mentioned his release clause.
When we were linked with Sneijder even back in January, a move for him could have worked but not any more. Juan Mata‘s arrival gave United strength in the same position as Sneijder and after the purchase of Ander Herrera, United need a battling central midfielder rather than a playmaker like Sneijder.
He might be dreaming of a move to work under Van Gaal but there’s very little chance of it happening, even for €20m.