Liverpool Step Up Sneijder Chase As Transfer Fee Is Revealed

Date: 18th January 2013 at 8:37 am
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Wesley Sneijder at Inter MilanLIVERPOOL Football Club are poised to make a move for Dutch International midfielder, – but only if he agrees to take a significant . According to the , Liverpool boss, is a great admirer of the former World Cup finalist and would love the chance to bring him to Anfield.

Sneijder, who’s certain to leave current club during the January window, has been stalling on accepting an offer from Turkish giants as he is reportedly much keener on a move to the .

Although Liverpool haven’t made an official bid yet, the Echo reports that the player’s representatives are well aware of the Reds’ interest.

The article goes on to say that Sneijder’s current wage at Inter works out at around £200k per week and that the Reds are not prepared to offer the former Champions’ League winner anywhere close to that figure; however if Sneijder were to agree to a sizeable pay cut then a deal could be struck.

Inter have accepted a bid of £6.3m for Sneijder from Galatasaray, with the Turkish club offering the Dutchman a weekly wage of around £100k per week. Sneijder, however, has been dragging his feet on the move and is in no rush to make a decision on his future.

“I am considering my options,” he said.

“It’s not a question of money. I have time to decide what to do and where to go before January 31.”

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To bring Sneijder to Anfield would be a step away from the policy of signing young talent, which the Reds have sought to employ under FSG but, with club captain Steven Gerrard recently speaking out about the need to add experience as well as youth in order to ensure balance in the squad, perhaps now is the time for FSG and the club’s hierarchy to demonstrate this policy’s purported flexibility.

The move could be a perfect fit for both parties; Liverpool need to add experience and an attacking threat from midfield, a world class player like Sneijder brings these qualities.

Sneijder needs somewhere to kick start his career and re-establish himself as an automatic starter for Holland, a club with the stature of Liverpool may be just the platform on which to achieve that. Let’s hope so.

Liverpool Echo original article

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  • RED7
    3 years ago

    Rodgers doesnt want Sneidjer . He knows top players wont respect him so he always goes for unproven players . Why do u think he didnt play Sahin ?

  • vjm
    3 years ago

    Here we go again all calling for Sneijder. Anyway he wont come to us, but do we really need him. I mean we need a attacking mid but can Sneijder fits the bill. This shows we did not learned our lessons. We bought cole when he is out off form now we want Sneijder when nobody is bidding for him. Lets face it he was top class but right now he has past his best. On the other hand saf bought the inform striker of same age from pl experience yes for more than 25 mil, everotn bought pinar ( sorry for spell)but thats called the business.
    Now even if get Sneijder were will he play cause BR will not drop his puppet.

    • fotheringham
      3 years ago

      Sneijder is only 28 and not out lf form , inter need him off wage bill . But you are right – Rodgers wont want Sneijder because it woll mean dropping his pet Allen

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