Wednesday, 16th January, 2013

Frozen out at Inter, stalling on a switch to Galatasaray, dreaming of an English Premier League club coming to the rescue, Wesley Sneijder has explained his next move is not just about money.

Galatasaray are pushing for Sneijder to make a decision over moving to Turkey, while Inter are also putting pressure on the Dutchman to give a firm yes or no to playing at the Turk Telekom Arena.

But the Dutchman sees no need to rush and has stressed that the winter window runs until 31st January; Galatasaray have now admitted they are looking at alternative options.

Sneijder has interested both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in England, though there have been concerns over the €6M per year salary he earns at Inter.


Now though, Sneijder has stressed it is not just about the cash.

"This is not about money", he told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, before slamming Inter’s treatment of him.

"Like any other player who may be transferred during this period, I have until 31st January to make a decision.

"I do not want to rush. I do not like how Inter are trying to apply pressure.

"I am almost being forced to make a hasty decision about my future at a crucial moment in my life. After everything that has happened in the last few months, I feel I do not deserve to have this pressure applied."

The mystery of why Sneijder is still at Inter runs deep, with the Dutchman widely considered one of the most naturally talented playmakers in world football.

Inter are keen to shed him from their squad for financial reasons rather than playing reasons, with club stalwart Javier Zanetti announcing that if Sneijder signs a new contract on reduced terms he can still return to the fold.

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