It wouldn’t be a transfer window for Manchester United if Wesley Sneijder wasn’t linked with a move to Old Trafford.
The latest reports have been fuelled by Galatasaray coach Hamza Hamzaoglu who has revealed the club are ready to listen to offers for Sneijder if he wants to leave.
Sneijder, 30, has long been linked with United ever since the rumours first began back in 2010 but it has been a transfer merry-go-round which shows no sign of slowing.
Louis van Gaal‘s appointment as United manager has helped speculation gather pace as have Hamzaoglu’s comments amid interest from Juventus.
“We have no intention of selling him, but of course there are going to be rumours during the transfer window,” Hamzaoglu said.
“If he came to me and told me he wanted to leave, then we’d talk about it.”
There once was a time where Sneijder was the perfect midfielder to replace the outgoing Paul Scholes but Inter Milan were unwilling to sell the Dutch midfielder to United.
Since then, he has been on a steady decline, although he didn’t enjoy some decent performances at the World Cup under Van Gaal, so he certainly knows how to get the best out of him.
However, the real question is whether United really need a player like Sneijder or if the focus with a new midfielder should be on a different type of player.