Update on all things Sneijder and Galatasaray related. Time is in CET.
17.30 – Heavy accusations arrived from Fenerbahce vice president Abdullah Kiğılı. “If what I am reading is correct, we are talking about astronomical and absurd figures to bring Sneijder to Galatasaray. An insane transfer for the Turkish league. Who gave Galatasaray this kind of money? We at Fenerbahce are analyzing everything and understand that UEFA is investigating the accounts of all clubs. For this reason, Besiktas got kicked out of Europe and let’s not forget with a huge economic penalty. Who gave Galatasaray these revenues to the point of being able to spend so much on Sneijder? Every transfer must be well thought out but I want to see how this situation finishes.”
15.55 – Sky Sport 24 reported that negotiations are continuing with a vengeance for the Sneijder’s contract with Galatasaray. Still missing a response.
14.50 – According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the silence by Sneijder leads to difficulties in negotiating the deal. There is still no response from the Dutchman.
13:48 – More denails coming on the alleged agreement and this time it comes from the Gazzetta dello Sport whose journalist, Carlo Laudisa, on Twitter says that “cold shower for Galatasaray. Sneijder’s representatives deny agreement with the Turks.”
13:40 - There is nothing true about an agreement between Sneijder and Galatasaray. According to sources collected exclusively by FC Inter News, sources that very close to the player, it is not true that Sneijder has said yes to the offer by the Turkish club.
13:02 – In a statement of their website, Galatasaray have clarified the situation. The club denies that there is an agreement with Sneider and that the player “has only accepted to negotiate with the club and discussions are ongoing.” No certain on this deal and no signature but the dialogues continue.
12:40 – No confirmation on the OK from Sneijder to Galatasaray. Gianluca Di Marzio explains that “from the first few findings, I have found that the player has not given the final OK, the answer should arrive by Monday. Sneijder is still deciding and is taking some time. Turkey is waiting for him but Sneijder to Galatasaray is still not done.”
12:08 – Sneijder to Galatasaray, according to the Turkish media it is done. This was reported by NTV Spor announcing that “between Sneijder, Inter, and Galatasaray, there is an agreement on everything.” The details: Sneijder will sign tomorrow a contract of three and a half years at 5.3 million plus 25 thousand euros a match. His arrival in Istanbul is expected by the begining of next week. No confirmation on this deal in Italy. The risk is that Turkey perhaps is getting carried away with enthusiasm for the likeliness arrival of a great champion at Galatasaray. There is no consent from the player.
11:35 – Engin Baytar, the number 50 Galatasaray midfielder, is tired of answering Sneijder related questions on Twitter. When asked insistently about the arrival of the Dutch midfielder, he replied so: “Do not ask me anymore about Sneijder. I am not one who manages transfers.” Tense atmosphere in Istanbul for the fans as well as Galtasaray management. Everything are waiting signs from Wes.
11:19 – According to a report done by Fanatik, one of the most influential Turkish news sources, the waiting of Wesley Sneijder could be due to some problems regarding sponsorship deal with Nike and Pirelli. The decisive yes should come on Monday. Meanwhile Abdurrahim Albayrak, a member of Galatasaray board of director, explains: “We cannot pay high fee for Sneijder and so it is up to him to make a big sacrifice.”
Source: Sky – Gazzetta dello Sport – FC Inter News