Liverpool FC can’t afford Wesley Sneijder

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Updated: January 19, 2013
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Wesley Sneijder is pricing himself out of a move to Anfield as his refusal to significantly lower his wage demands is putting Liverpool chiefs off making a January move for the want-away Inter Milan midfielder.

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Earlier this week Sneijder ignored Galatasary’s deadline to make a decision saying he would not be rushed into signing, with many reports saying the Dutch international is holding out for a move to the Premier League.

Liverpool lead the way in the hunt for Sneijder with the club apparently happy to break their new recruitment policy of only signing younger players to make room for the €10m bid to secure the 28 year old but his wage demands have cooled the club’s interest.

Sneijder is reported to be on over €7m a year after tax with Inter and his refusal to take a paycut is the reason he has been frozen out of the squad but it appears now that he won’t move much further off that contract even if it means limiting his January options.

Liverpool manager yesterday said of the deal, “I couldn’t see that happening.”

Galatasary’s contract is worth around €240,000 a week but Liverpool’s current salary restrictions mean they are only willing to negotiate around the €100,000 mark for new signings as the Fenway Sports Group look to cut costs at the club.

Sneijder has been told by Galatasary that they will wait only another few days for his decision and have other players lined up but that is unlikely to move the Dutchman who appears happy to wait it out.

Comments

7 Comments

  1. tommy

    01/19/2013 at 3:05 pm

    our club lfc should at least meet him in the middle cos he is the difference between champions league and nothing else next season , his replicated shirts would pay his wages too

  2. j75j

    01/19/2013 at 6:24 pm

    Can’t is the wrong word! More like won’t match his wage demands!

  3. adriaan

    01/19/2013 at 6:44 pm

    We should just get him come on!

  4. Izaak

    01/19/2013 at 9:20 pm

    So we are willing to spend money on worse players on just the transfer fee, let alone their salary. Sure the money is a hit, but if you look at all the big clubs such as Barcelona they are willing to pay 60 mil for an 18 year old Brazilian who has yet to prove himself outside of Brazil. That is the key difference between LFC and clubs today.

  5. Rob

    01/20/2013 at 2:28 am

    I have always felt liverpool should ov got sneijder when he left Real Madrid.now is our chance to get that creative attacking midfielder of world class standard.if we are serious liverpool f c of progressing.try slim small bit of the wage a week.he will be a star for Liverpool football club.

  6. Nik

    01/20/2013 at 11:21 am

    I remember Mr. Henry saying we had the finances to compete with anyone.
    Obviously another blatant lie from an owner who is more politician than football fan.

  7. tom ince

    01/20/2013 at 1:05 pm

    He’s not played since september. He will be sort of match fitness and will need to to adjust as he has to move to another country and get settled. There only 5 months, he’s not worth it. We should offer to take him on loan and pay half his salery. Set up a pre agreed option to buy in the summer and set the transfer fee. If he performs well from now to may we take him, If he flops then we get rid of him like nuri.

    i suspect there something wrong with him, Either hidden injury declining form, worsening atitude, persomal issues. Similar to how we got rid of joe cole and andy carrol, big names poor form or injury.

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