It was only 18 months ago that Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder was linked with a £25m move to Manchester United. That move fell apart reportedly due to Sneijder’s high wage demands and it looks like Spurs are about to capitalize.
Sneijder, who has not played since September, has been involved in a pay dispute with Inter Milan. Inter basically wanted Sneijder to accept a new contract at a lower wage, and Sneijder, whose current deal has two more years to go, said no.
With the stalemate, Sneijder sat and watched Inter from the stands with the understanding that eh would be sold in January at a cut-rate price of around £10m.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been tracking Joao Moutinho to fill the attacking hole at Spurs, but it appears that he will now go for the cheaper Sneijder.
Sniejder starred at the 2010 World Cup for Holland and was an integral part of the Inter side that swept to an unprecedented treble under Jose Mourinho that season. But as any Inter fan will tell you, Sneijder has been a disappointment since returning from South Africa, failing to display the form that helped Inter win the treble that year.
Maybe a change of scenery and a move to the Premier League is what Sneijder needs, because at 28, these should be his best years as a footballer.