SNEIJDER SEES RED
Liverpool want Wes who said: “It’s better that I leave.”
Contact between the Reds and the players a few days ago: salary is a problem.
The Americans want Wesley Sneijder. They want him at Anfield, in Liverpool. Among many rumors coming from England here is one that has some concreteness as the offer has been made to the player’s representatives and all of this happened a very days ago. The Reds have made an inquriry regarding Sneijder and we will only know more about this after the new year, or the start of the January transfer market.
After much interest coming from Paris Saint Germain (which Inter wanted Pastore and then Verratti, the reponse was no), ideas from Anzhi, Schalke 04, rumors of Tottenham (for now everything has been denied), and of course Manchester United (the team that has player’s preference), here is a new team for Wesley Sneijder in a league that Wes could be ideal in. It is not known if Yolanthe described the city of the Beatles as “perfect place to raise a family,” but the fact remains contact between Liverpool and the player has been made.
Benefited thanks to the entrance of the Americans (the owner is Tom Werner, also the owner of the Boston Red Sox) in 2010, Liverpool have decided to return to the great of Europe after dark years. At this time, the Reds are not in the Champions League area and will face Zenit in the Europa League knock out stage but the will to be back to the winning way is there, starting with Wesley Sneijder.
But the question is: how much would he be willing to lower his current salary at Inter at 6 million net per season? Because at Liverpool, the roof is not unlimited provided that they want to make other purchases not just Wesley Sneijder. Then: would it be better to stay and make 6 million until June and then readjust the current salary until 2016 (then an option in 2017) or just leave right away? These are the questions that Wes will have to think about for the entire month of January.
Meanwhile, Wesley Sneijder did an interview with De Telegraaf, before Christmas in which he revealed the following: “It is clear that it would be good for all parties that I move on in January. Otherwise, I will stay. I have a contract until June of 2015 with Inter.” We repeat: this interview occurred several days ago, if not weeks before the phone calls, thoughts and the words coming from Andrea Stramaccioni (“I would give him a spot in the starting line up,” as a midfield director that is). So the situation is still on stand-by in the sense that Inter are waiting to see if Wes is willing to accept or to see any proposals.
OK, but how much will the eventual sale of Wes be? Liverpool have offered a three-year contract to the player and would be willing to pay around 9 to 10 million euros. That would be much less than that Inter paid for to take him to Milan from Madrid (15 million in the summer of 2009) but it would offset the enormous savings regarding the player’s salary. We are not even at the beginning of the transfer market window. So please, let’s wait.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport