Manchester United keen on signing Wesley Sneijder
David Moyes will look to strengthen his Manchester United squad in January, with Wesley Sneijder among his transfer targets.
December 10th, 2013
United famously missed out on a host of players during the summer, with the club missing out on the signature of players such as Cesc Fabregas and Leighton Baines, with Marouane Fellaini the only name of note to arrive at Old Trafford.
However, The Guardian reports that the Red Devils have reactivated their interest in Sneijder, with Moyes ready to make a bid for the Dutchman who is currently plying his trade with Galatasaray.
The 29-year-old came close to signing for Manchester United two seasons ago before opting to stay with Internazionale, having previously won the Champions League with the Italian side after a two-year-spell with Real Madrid.
It appears that Sneijder has a release clause of around £13million although Gala manager Roberto Mancini would clearly be reluctant to allow the player to leave Turkey, while the midfielder would not be able to represent Manchester United in the Champions League having previously played with another club.
Meanwhile, David Moyes has taken the blame for United’s poor recent form which has seen them lose back-to-back home games against Everton and Newcastle.
Both of these teams have come away from Old Trafford with a 1-0 win, with the Scot admitting that the players are hurting at the moment as they look to resurrect their hopes of retaining the Premier League title.
“I take complete responsibility for the results. Fortunately they have been good in the Champions League but they have not been good in the Premier League, so I take responsibility for them as well. I would like them to be much better and I have no doubt they will be.
“The biggest transition is that a manager who was here for 26 years has moved on and a new manager has come in, so it is a transitional period for the whole football club, not just for me and the players.
“We’ve been inconsistent at times, we’ve played very well in some of the games in the Champions League, not so well in the Premier League, albeit we’ve lacked a little bit of good fortune in one or two games which might have made a difference.”