Its seems Dutch superstar Wesley Sneidjer could indeed be heading for Manchester United with news filtering through this morning that a £32m deal is on the table which looks set to be accepted by Massimo Moratti and David Gill.
The capture of Sneidjer could solve a big problem for Alex Ferguson as he looks for a replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.
Tom Cleveley has been in superb form for United and looks a Red Devil star of the future, but as Ferguson goes in search of Champions League glory it is apparent that the United boss does feel his side are still behind the talent and quality of Barcelona.
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Sneidjer would definitely add quality to the side and would go a long way in rectifying this problem, and it seems United and their Chief Executive David Gill have now decided to meet his reported £200,000 per week wages, which were the main stumbling block.
Of course, it is not just football that forms part of this deal. Sneidjer has multi million pound endorsements from Nike, who of course are club sponsors at Old Trafford, and this deal ties everything up very nicely for the PR men.
If the Dutchman’s demands were not met it seems a move to the Etihad would have been the next step, and that was clearly out of the question for Ferguson and United.
The arrival of Sneidjer could signal the departure of another Manchester United star in Dimitar Berbatov, who is apparently attracting the attention of Paris St-Germain.
Ferguson is apparently unwilling to let his star striker go, but his hand will be tied as David Gill looks to reduce the wage bill following the arrival of Sneidjer and his bloated wage structure.