United transfer target admits he will not leave Galatasaray

It was a name that was on every Manchester United fans lips two-years ago during the transfer window, and one that seemed to have cropped again this summer, but now Wesley Sneijder has admitted that he is flattered to be linked with a move to Manchester United under Louis van Gaal, but that he will not leave Galatasaray, putting end to any speculation on him joining United in January.

Sneijder had a good experience under Louis van Gaal while the new United boss was manager of the Netherlands national side, however, with Manchester United boasting a number of midfield options after buying big in the summer, Sneijder has said that he would not be tempted to leave AS Galatasaray.

Sneijder said:

“It is great to hear that Van Gaal is interested in me, he is a footballing genius

“However I doubt Manchester United could tempt me to leave Galatasaray right now, I don’t see it happening. Everything is going well for me in Istanbul and I have settled into life in Turkey and feel at home.

“I don’t even know why we keep talking about this. Galatasaray will not be letting me go for a cheap price. It is very unlikely that any deal will happen.”