Wesley Sneijder: Dutch Star Has Right to Take His Time in Transfer Window

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 16, 2013

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Wesley Sneijder of FC Inter Milan shouts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and AC Siena at San Siro Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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After Inter Milan reportedly accepted a bid from Turkish club Galatasaray on Monday for Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, the 28-year-old is making it known that he won't be rushed into things, according to Mirror Football.

Sneijder said, via the Mirror Football report:

I'm not in a rush and I won't be rushed.

After everything I have done I don't want to feel like this, almost forced to choose in a short time on a major step in my life.

Many believe Sneijder is holding out for an offer from a Premier League club like Tottenham or Liverpool.

It's understandable. While Sneijder hasn't started for Inter Milan since September because he wouldn't accept a pay cut of roughly €2 million, he's still a strong football player. Known for his quick footwork and ability to do severe damage near goal, many clubs would love to have him on their squads.

The problem, of course, is money. Sneijder's salary at the moment is too much for many clubs to even think about paying. Especially for squads like Manchester United, who don't necessarily need Sneijder; it makes little sense to cough up so much dough.

But you can't blame Sneijder for holding out and hoping he gets an offer from a Premier League club before the deadline at the end of January. The best players often want to go to the esteemed league, and Sneijder is no different. When you have the talent to compete against some of the greatest footballers in the world, it's hard to stay away from the Premier League.

The Dutchman may fail to see a bid from an EPL club come his way this month, but that's not going to stop him from holding out until the last second. He has a dream to play in the league, and he's not going to set sail for Galatasaray at a moment's notice.

While it may be frustrating for Inter Milan, Sneijder has the right to wait until the end of the transfer window to make his decision because he's talented enough to do so and he's confident enough to shoot for the stars.


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