Once one of the most sought-after attacking-midfielders in world football, Wesley Sneijder, is now a footballer that is being forced out of a club not even in one of the ‘main’ leagues in Europe.
The story goes that the former Real Madrid midfielder signed a new deal in October, with reassurances that he’d be an integral part of the Turkish giants starting XI and future plans. However, this now all appears to be a lie, with Galatarasay concerned they’d lose their Dutch midfielder for nothing. Therefore, they ‘tricked’ him into signing a new deal until 2018 and then proceeded to try and sell him/make him want to leave.
Sneijder has just been hit with a £1.7million fine from his employer for picking up 11 yellow cards during the 2015/16 Super Lig season.
“Of course, Wesley will not accept his punishment. It is a real shame that such a big club are stooping so low. Our lawyer has gotten in touch with FIFPro and the Turkish union.
“They are only doing this in an attempt to get a €7.5million (£6.4m) transfer fee for him.”
It’s a shame to see a player of Wesley’s calibre, a player who we all would’ve loved to have seen in the Premier League, ending in his career in Turkey, and ending it in such a bitter and undignified manner that his level of performances did not deserve.