Reports from Italy claim that Sneijder has agreed to terms with Juventus, although the clubs still need to settle on a fee.

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sneijmexWesley Sneijder looks to be very close to a return to Serie A, where he won the treble with Inter Milan in 2010. His current club, Turkish giants Galatasaray have run into financial problems and are looking to off-load their most prized asset in order to ease the burden.

According to SportMediaset, Sneijder has agreed to join Juventus, but the Italian giants are only offering €7.5 million, with Galatasaray holding out for €10 million. The talks are ongoing.

Sneijder has largely been one of the most exciting players in the Turkish Superleague, but a move back to a more prestigious league will do well for the (semi-)ageing Dutchman. When he moved to Turkey two seasons ago it was largely seen as taking a big pay-off and winding his career down in an inferior league, this move would prove to everyone, and most importantly Dutch national coach Guus HIddink, Sneijder wants to compete.

While linked with a bevy of clubs throughout the transfer window – including Southampton, coach and national compatriot Ronald Koeman, admitted the Premier League dark horse would move for Sneijder, though they knew his high wage demands would not be possible for the usually mid-table club.

Sneijder started his career in the Ajax academy, where he played for the senior team before moving to Real Madrid, Inter Milan and currently Galatasaray. Sneijder is also just one appearance short of becoming the second most capped player for the Dutch national team. It looks like Sneijder may soon add yet another highly esteemed club to his already impressive CV.

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

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!