Manchester United assistant Coach Rene Meulensteen believes Wesley Sneijder would be the ideal addition to the squad to make it complete.
Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be a big fan of the playmaker and has been linked to the Dutchman all summer. The biggest obstacles United face in signing the World Cup runner-up are his wage demands and a large transfer fee as the former Ajax star has four years remaining on his contract.
Meulensteen believes Sneijder would become an instant hit at United and told Dutch magazine Voetbal International: “I cannot actually think of a more ideal player for our team.
“I say this not because he’s a Dutchman. I’ve worked here for a while, I know the team inside out and I know he would be a great signing.
“He seems a perfect complement to the likes of (Javier) Hernandez, (Wayne) Rooney, Park (Ji-sung), (Ashley) Young, (Antonio) Valencia, Nani and (Ryan) Giggs. And, of course, Wesley has the necessary experience in top-level football. I don’t know what his future is at Inter, whether he may leave or whether he’s affordable. But, purely based on football skills, I say get Sneijder.”
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Fergie will wait on Nasri.
Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to wait a few more weeks to sign Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri as he is confident that the player wants to join the Premier League champions and believes a deal will be struck before the summer transfer window closes, The Telegraph has revealed.
Nasri, who has 12 months remaining on his current deal with the Gunners, is refusing to sign another contract and is reportedly trying to force a move to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old held talks with Arsene Wenger on Thursday and expressed his desire to leave the Emirates.
Ferguson is confident that Nasri will be sporting the famous red jersey of United before the transfer window closes and is in no hurry to complete the deal.
The Gunners are offering the Frenchman a five-year deal with a lucrative salary of £90,000-per-week in an attempt to persuade him to stay but the former Marseille player has his heart set on United who are willing to offer him £110,000-per-week.
Duo complete exit.
Manchester United defenders Wes Brown and John O’Shea have completed their transfers to Sunderland.
The Daily Star reports that Brown immediately announced his desire to win trophies with the Black Cats as he remains hungry for success after seeing an abundance of it at his 19 years at United.
Brown said: “Hopefully I can be a presence on the pitch and the fans will see I give my all to bring a little bit more to the team. I’ve got experience and can help drive us on to be a team that competes up there.
“There have been some great signings and maybe a couple more to come so we can try and put the club into those European places.”
Brown and O’Shea both signed four year deals with Steve Bruce’s side after several weeks of negotiations. The pair’s former teammate at United Darron Gibson could be joining them at Tyneside. Bruce had made a joint bid of £12m for the three players and he hopes the Northern Irishman will have put pen to paper in the next few weeks.