Former Man United target Wesley Sneijder’s future clarified by agent

The Holland international has been linked with a move to Juventus, but the midfielder’s representative has confirmed his stay in Turkey.

Wesley Sneijder has been heavily linked with a move away from Galatasaray of late, with the Dutchman a self-confessed target for Serie A champions Juventus this January.

The former Inter Milan playmaker was linked with a switch to Old Trafford back in 2011 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still at the club, with the rumblings resurfacing since countryman Louis van Gaal’s appointment at Old Trafford.

However, Sneijder’s agent Guido Albers has confirmed today that his client is set to remain in Turkey.

The representative stated that Sneijder would have welcomed a move to Turin but the Turkish side do not want to sell their prize asset.

"He would have been happy to move to Juventus, it is true,” Albers told Tuttosport.

“But only if Galatasaray had decided to sell him. In that case he would have welcomed the offer of Juventus.

“He is not a traitor, my client. He does not have two faces. He has showed the greatest respect towards his club and Juve.

"Wesley is happy to stay in Turkey, as well as he would have been happy to move to Turin, if Galatasaray had decided to sell him.

“Galatasaray declared him unsellable.”

The 30-year-old has been with the Turkish side since being sold by Inter Milan in 2012 and won the Super Lig title in his debut campaign with the powerhouse club.

This season Sneijder has featured in 15 domestic fixtures, scoring three goals and playing an integral part in the side’s battle with Fenerbahce and Besiktas in the title race.

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