Galatasaray reveal selling price for Wesley Sneijder

Sneijder, Robben and De Jong Netherlands

Manchester United have been linked with the player for years and Louis van Gaal reportedly is eager to take the midfielder to Old Trafford, say The Sun.

If Manchester United want to sign Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray then they will need to pay £16 million, according to club president Unal Aysal.

The Old Trafford club have been linked to the playmaker for many years and, even though the midfielder, 30, has advanced in age and is beyond his peak years as an athlete at Internazionale, the speculation has not ceased.

If anything, the rumours have increased thanks to the relationship between Sneijder and incoming United boss Louis van Gaal, as the pair are currently on World Cup duty in Brazil where the Netherlands national football team will compete with the host nation in the third/fourth place playoff match on Saturday.

Aysal said: "Sneijder is a good player. We want to keep him at Galatasaray. If we receive an offer of 20 million euros (£16 milloin) 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 20million euros and he wants to go then we can’t force him to stay – it’s written in his contract.”

  NationTouches / AppPass AccTotal Pass / AppChances CreatedAssistAppMin
Sneijder Netherlands 64.5 79.9% 48.8 11 1 6 585

There is no sell-on value should United purchase Sneijder, however, he represents a far cheaper attack-minded midfield target than Angel di Maria, who was recently the subject of a £48 million offer from Paris Saint-German.

Both players have been in good form throughout the World Cup tournament, with Sneijder receiving 64 touches on the ball on a per game basis, succeeding with 80% of his pass attempts, creating 11 goal-scoring opportunities and one assist.

Regardless, the total cost involved in any prospective Sneijder deal - in combined transfer fee and high player wage demands - the money would be better spent elsewhere, like centre back.

United have been linked with Sneijder's international team-mate Stefan de Vrij and World Cup title hopeful Mats Hummels of Germany and Borussia Dortmund.

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