Manchester United Transfer News: Wesley Sneijder Snubs United to Stay at Inter
Manchester United Transfer News Sees Wesley Sneijder Put Rumblings Of United Move to Rest Once and For All
Manchester United came into this summer's transfer window with a list of big name players to target. With needs in the midfield, at fullback, and in goal, United was looking to get younger and more talented.
At the top of that list of targets was Inter Milan's sensational playmaker Wesley Sneijder. The 27-year-old midfielder is at the top of his game, and has emerged as one of the world's best attacking midfielders over his two seasons with Inter. As a result of United's interest, there have been rumblings throughout the transfer window that a move was imminent, almost imminent, or simply possible.
Now, according to a report from Mirror Football, Sneijder has put all of the rumours, speculation and rumblings to bed once and for all, telling fans that he's not leaving Inter in the near future.
Per the Dutch star's statements:
"There is a family atmosphere at Inter and there are all the ingredients to aim high," said Sneijder on the club´s official website, www.inter.it.
"Milan is marvellous, picturesque and full of elegance. I love it."
"At the moment I am very happy here and I don't see why I should leave."
Frankly, this isn't really all that surprising. For all the bluster and speculation coming out of the football media about a potential move, Sneijder has said again and again that he has absolutely no interest in leaving Milan. Any move, even to a team as talented as United, isn't enough of an upward jump in terms of prestige or pay to merit uprooting his family from a place they're happy.
Sneijder would have been a great fit for United, but he was hardly the only target Sir Alex Ferguson has found in the center of his midfield. Players like Arsenal's Samir Nasri have also been discussed, as have Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez, although the Udinese star is more of a winger than an attacking central midfield.
In the end, this is a bit of a blow to United's hopes this summer, although it's hardly the end of the world. They've got plenty of other targets at the position, and one can assume they will find a suitable replacement for Paul Scholes sooner or later.
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