Saturday December 29 2012
Sneijder: 'Best for all if I leave'

Inter outcast Wesley Sneijder has told Dutch media that “clearly it’s better for everyone if I leave in January.”

The midfielder has not played in months, as after recovering from injury he was dropped due to a contract dispute. The club wants him to lower his €6m per season wages.

“Clearly it’s better for everyone if I leave in January,” Sneijder was quoted as telling Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

“If that doesn’t happen, then I will stay. I have a contract until the end of June 2015 with Inter.”

He has been heavily linked with clubs such as Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City, PSG and Anzhi.

Sneijder was also asked about his possible return to the Holland national side, perhaps with the captain’s armband.

“It would be a great honour to wear it again. I have always kept in contact with Louis Van Gaal over the last few months.

“I saw several players try to pass the buck after the Euros, leaking stories to the media about tension in the locker room. It seemed like that to me at times, but the atmosphere wasn’t that bad.”

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