Wesley Sneijder’s move to Manchester United is already becoming one of the summer’s most protracted transfers especially if you consider it spilled over from last summer.
The ‘will he won’t he?’ manner of the whole thing has seen various people wade in offering opinions as to why he should stay at Inter or go to Manchester United.
Club legend Gary Neville has voiced his support of the Dutch playmaker earlier this week and now his international manager Bert van Marwijk has urged Sneijder to head to Old Trafford.
Speaking to Voetbal International, van Marwijk stated:
“A transfer to Manchester United would only make Wesley a better player. He has already played for some top clubs in Real Madrid and Inter, but I think that United will be another step forward for him.
“Because of their footballing philosophy and the level they play at, but also because it’s a new challenge. It will inspire him and give him new energy.”
United have been linked with a number of midfielders and one of the things people bring up in opposition to his signing is where he would be employed as the role behind the front line is an area Wayne Rooney can often be found in but van Marwijk doesn’t see this as an issue,
“It will also be good for the national team. Manchester United’s style of play is more similar to the way we play than Inter’s. Wesley gets the ball in a deeper position in Oranje than with his club. We get him involved in our build-up play and also in our opponents’ half.
“That’s where he’s at his best with his through passes and long distance shots.
“He plays a lot higher up the pitch in Italy and often has to fight against five or six defenders. I can see Wesley making the same impact at United as with Oranje. I think that he would fit in very well.”
Despite denial from both sides in regards to a deal being struck, it is thought United have agreed terms with Sneijder and it is merely a case of striking a deal with Inter Milan now that is holding up the potential transfer.