Sunday, June 20, 2010

Manchester United Lining up a £20m Bid for Wesley Sneijder

Manchester United has recently revealed their interest in the Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly planning to make a £20 million bid for the Netherlands international who excelled in his debut season with Inter Milan.

However, Manchester United has a competitor like Real Madrid who are also eyeing on the attacking midfielder. Manager Jose Mourinho, who recently joined Real Madrid from Inter Milan, expects Sneijder to join him at the Spanish giants.

Interestingly, Real Madrid sold him last summer to Inter following their big money signings like Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo. While Sneijder had a highly successful season with Inter, Real Madrid failed to win any silverware last season despite their heavy spending.

Real Madrid is expected to continue their spending spree this summer too. So, it looks Manchester Untied would face tough competition from its Spanish rivals in the race of acquiring the player’s service. Moreover, Sneijder may opt to work with his former manager at his former club.

Manchester United is going through a tough time on financial ground and they are comparatively less active in the Summer transfer window. Following the departure of Ronaldo, Manchester United midfield lacks creativity, and someone like 26-year-old Sneijder could only fill up the gap. Moreover, Ferguson knows it very well that his two midfield generals Giggs and Scholes are now almost at the end of their career.

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