It is a well known fact that Wesley Sneijder wants to leave Inter Milan. Ever since Jose Mourinho left for Real Madrid, Sneijder has been intent on going to another club. With a quality player like that, there are a lot of clubs interested in him. With news that Spanish club Malaga have contacted Inter officials about a prospective deal, it is safe to say that Sneijder has become a hot commodity.
English Premier League giants Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are the main contenders for his signature. But do they really need him? Lots of experts think that Manchester United need a top-class playmaker, but is that really the case?
The most likely candidates for Sneijder’s signing. It's common knowledge that Man United have been after him since his Ajax days, but will he fit into Sir Alex’s formation?
If he is bought and assuming that he plays as an attacking midfielder, the formation will have to be shifted from a 4-4-2 to a 4-2-3-1 which would not benefit Man United at all. And also, the fact that United do not have a quality defensive midfielder to guard the defence.
Chances of deal happening: 9/10
Andre Villas-Boas likes to play a formation that is quite similar to what Jose Mourinho used at Inter. The only difference being that Villas-Boas’ formation will be much more fluid and attacking.
Sniejder will be surrounded be a great defensive midfielder in Michael Essien. The only problem for Chelsea in buying Sneijder would be accommodating him and Lampard in the same team. All in all, in my opinion this would be one of the best deals for Chelsea in the current transfer market.
Chances of deal happening: 8/10
With Manchester City’s money power, it is quite difficult for any player to resist them. I feel that he wouldn’t really fit into City’s setup. The players are there for the team to succeed but with so many egos, I don’t think that Roberto Mancini will be able to handle it.
The only way I see this deal happening is if Carlos Tevez leaves for a hefty fee. Otherwise this can be just dismissed as mere speculation.
Chances of deal happening: 6/10
The Manchester City of the Spanish League may actually end up buying Sneijder. Although this is really improbable, I feel that there just may be a slim chance that he may move to Malaga.
With the billionaire owners pouring money into the club, do not be surprised if the dollars of Spain lure Sneijder. It could be really interesting to see what will happen if he plays for someone outside of the top two of Spain.
Chances of deal happening: 5/10
There you have it; those are my thoughts on the whole Sneijder situation. Don’t forget to leave your comments. And thanks for reading.