Dean555 said:United To Swoop For Sneijder?
Manchester United are planning an audacious bid for Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder as they seek revenge over the Spanish side in the transfer market.
United are reportedly furious with Real over their continued interest Cristiano Ronaldo and have even reported the Spanish club to Fifa over what they perceive to be an over-aggressive pursuit of their player.
It has now emerged that should Ronaldo decide he does want to swap Old Trafford for the Bernabeu, United will bid for Sneijder or more likely, ask him to be included as part of the deal that takes Ronaldo to Madrid.
Although United are desperate to keep hold of Ronaldo they may be forced to let him leave the club if Real offer a world record bid of â‚¬70 million and should the player reveal his desire to move to Madrid.
The Dutch midfielder is currently hot property after scoring two sumptuous goals already in Euro 2008 which have helped to propel his country into the knockout stages of the tournament.
Sneijder signed for Real from Ajax last summer for â‚¬27 million making him the second most expensive Dutch player in history. He went on to enjoy a successful first season in Spain, scoring on his debut and helping Real to retain their La Liga title.
Whilst there is no indication that Sneijder wants to leave the Bernabeu, should Ronaldo arrive he may find his place in the starting line up under threat, and he would certainly interest Sir Alex Ferguson as a potential replacement for Ronaldo at Manchester United.
Wouldn't mind Sneijder coming to United, but seriously doubt he would come. Huntelaar is tipped to be going to the Real and then half the Dutch team will be there.
If he did come then I wouldn't want it to be at the expense of Sergio Ramos. United should give Real attitude right back and say Ronaldo can leave for Â£70mil plus Ramos and Sneijder. If they want the world's best they must set a world record.
I'd be a little worried though, because although this guy's a class act he won't really replace Ronaldo half as much as someone like Kaka would. Kaka is looking for a 'new challenge' and is gutted not to be in the Champions League, so he's a good target.