Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds Would Be Foolish to Sign Wesley Sneijder

Steven CookFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 18, 2013

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Wesley Sneijder of FC Inter Milan in action 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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Liverpool's transfer rumors have been swirling around Wesley Sneijder as of late, but Brendan Rodgers would be making a mistake by signing the 28-year-old as he's not the right fit for the Reds' long-term plan.

The Guardian reported Friday that Liverpool are interested in bringing in the Dutch international during the January transfer window.

Sniejder has been one of the hottest names in the transfer window for a long time. His days with Inter are certainly numbered now that he's seeking to join a Premier League club for the first time in his career, per another report from The Guardian.

If Sneijder is searching for an EPL club, Liverpool must make it clear that his future home won't be at Anfield. At least, not for the price he desires.

It was revealed Thursday via this Mirror report that Sneijder is looking for £240,000 per week from his future club after taxes, which equates to about £6 million per year.

Yes, you read that right.

While Liverpool's pen-pushers certainly have deep enough pockets to make a move like that possible, it would cripple potential transfer moves over the next few years.

The aforementioned Mirror report also stated that the Reds are looking to limit their superstar signings to £90,000 per week. I don't see Sneijder as the exception for them to want to almost triple their self-imposed signing limit.

Plus, all of this would be for a 28-year-old player who is exiting the prime of his career. Sneijder would undoubtedly be a starter for a number of years and a great player, but there's no way he's worth that kind of cash.

On top of that, Liverpool should want to be building a younger squad with a fair share of young talent to go along with more experienced players. The Reds shouldn't be looking for seasoned veterans to fill their superstar midfielder void. 

If Liverpool are looking to spend that ridiculous amount of money, they should be looking at a young forward that can play alongside Luis Suarez for the long term. 

There are plenty of young midfielders with star potential that Rodgers could go after so there's no way he would be making a move in the best interests of his club if he were to bring in Sneijder.

With the recent acquisition of Daniel Sturridge, and the obvious notion that Rodgers is one of the busiest men in the transfer window, Liverpool shouldn't be worried about backing up a dump truck worth of money for Wesley Sneijder.