Six years ago Wesley Sneijder, the dynamic Dutch midfielder, lit up the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, establishing himself as one of the finest midfielders in world football, whilst also plying his trade with Inter Milan.
In recent years, the midfield maestro has regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League, but a move is yet to materialise meaning that the Dutchman has remained in Turkey with Galatasaray.
NTV Sport are reporting that the club have dished out a £1.85m fine to Sneijder, a club record, because of the Dutchman’s poor disciplinary record last season.
Ten yellow cards, the highest total in Galatasaray’s squad for the season, was the crime that was deemed to be worthy of such a punishment.
Sneijder is said to have been warned about his future conduct too, prompting rumour mills to link the Dutchman with a move away from Turkey, possibly to English shores.
From an outside perspective, the sanctions dished out do seem fairly drastic and it could force one of Galatasaray’s most talented players out the exit door, perhaps into the loving arms of a Premier League club? Never say never.