Inter Milan Holland international Wesley Sneijder claims Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho influenced his decision not to transfer to Manchester United according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The 27 year old summer long target of Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he spoke with the Premier League side over a move to Old Trafford after the Serie A giants considered selling him. However, the transfer was never forthcoming and Sneijder admits Mourinho influenced his decision.
“Mourinho called me and told me to stay. He has an Inter heart and he has always told me to remain” Sneijder admitted “I am happy to have stayed because I never wanted to leave and so I no longer want to speak about Manchester United.”
Talking of how discussions evolved Sneijder said “My agent called me and told me Inter wanted to sell. I spoke with United but then the Eto’o sale started and so things changed”. Carlos Tevez agent Kia Joorabchian has claimed that Manchester City attempted to offer Tevez to Inter in exchange for Sneijder. “City? I don’t know anything about this. I am happy at Inter” The Dutchman confessed “I have a contract until 2015 and I want to respect it.”
And THAT folks, is the last you will hear from me about a saga which we must all be sick and tired of!
Do you EVER want to see Sneijder OR Mourinho at Old Trafford?