Galatasaray boss Igor Tudor has stated there is no place for a player like Wesley Sneijder in his plans for the club next season; however, the aging Dutchman is not ready to cash in yet and move to Asia.

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Sneijder looks set to leave Turkish giants Galatasaray after five seasons at the club. At 33, it will be harder for major clubs to justify his price and wage demands; however, Sneijder wants a move to a league that will keep him in consideration for a spot at next summer’s World Cup, should the Dutch qualify.

As it stands, the MLS and Russian Premier League look like his most likely destinations with the Montreal Impact and Zenit St. Petersburg respectively chasing the playmaker. However, Sneijder’s wife is rumored to be unhappy with the prospect of living in Russia, and a move to America would likely symbolize the end of his international career. Sneijder will hope that he will be able to find a suitor in a top European League to ensure he stays in Dick Advocaat’s plans for the World Cup.

Even if Sneijder does manage this, he may see his playing time severely diminished. With Gini Wijnaldum becoming an increasingly important player for Liverpool, Davy Klaassen’s move to Everton, and Strootman regaining strength and fitness, the competition for the Dutch center midfield will be fierce.

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I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!