Dutch midfielder, Wesley Sneijder was linked with a move to Old Trafford in 2010 after the treble winning season with Inter Milan and a good world cup performance afterwards.
The midfielder will however regret he never made the move and probably a reason why he is doing all he can now to make up for the lost time.
It was seen as a move that will help Manchester United replace retired Paul Scholes and recent reports are showing the midfielder is interested in finding his way to Old Trafford on a free transfer.
After new reports revealing Sneijder has not been paid for 12 weeks, it is expected the 30 year old Dutch playmaker will appeal to FIFA to rip up his contract an allow him leave for free in January 2015.
The midfielder will hope his future will be sorted out soon enough while his agent will be dealing with the club for a solution.
Sneijder is under contract at Galatasaray until 2016 but is now apparently owed around £1m. If his request is to be granted by FIFA, what kind of welcome will he get at Old Trafford? Is Wesley really needed in the United squad?
Wesley Sneijder was arguably the best player in 2010 although FIFA ballon d’or stated otherwise but the talent of the tireless creative outlet cannot be overemphasized.
Jose Mourinho will remember the part the player played in Inter Milan’s 2010 treble winning season but injury later dropped the performance of Sneijder while there were changes in management at Inter.
His performance at the 2014 world cup showed he still has what it takes to play at the top and a move to England at the tail end of his career may just be fruitful.
Since Pau Scholes’ retirement, Manchester United has struggled to get a replacement and the arrival of Ander Herrera gave much hope for the future.
However Wesley Sneijder will also be a good addition in adding depth to the midfield quality in Manchester United especially when Wesley is considered as a finished product with vast amount of experience.
If the deal is going to happen is unknown and Manchester United’s major concern is to fix the defensive issues by signing a strong experienced centre back.
However, the club may not turn down an opportunity to sign the playmaker especially without a transfer fee and in the wake of possible departure of Juan Mata in January.
The defensive fix is the key for United but signing a Wesley for free is a good offer and it can be made better if there can be a wage cut considering his age.