Former Inter Star Wesley Sneijder in Talks With City Rivals AC as Dutchman Prepares to Leave Turkey

Wesley Sneijder could be set for a return to Serie A, with ​Sky Sports Italia claiming that the former Inter Milan star could now be prepared to join city rivals, AC. ​

Sneijder is not expected to sign a new contract at his current club Galatasaray and wants to return to Italy. Talks broke down with Sampdoria, but now AC Milan have emerged as frontrunners.

Sneijder began his career at Ajax when he broke into the first team in 2002. He was part of the Ajax side that lifted the Eredivisie in 2004 and won two Dutch cups in 2006 and 2007. 

Sneijder was signed by Real Madrid in 2007 and immediately became a hit with the supporters as he scored a winning goal in the Madrid Derby on his debut. He lifted the La Liga title in his first season, but injury and form would lead to a frustrating second season. 

The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu in 2009 would lead to Sneijder’s departure to Inter Milan. It would prove to be a good move for the Dutchman as he won the Champions League in his first season at the San Siro. 

Sneijder scored during the 3-1 semi final 1st leg win over Barcelona and would play a starring role in 2-0 final win over Bayern Munich, which ironically was played back at Sneijder’s former home ground in Madrid. 

Sneijder left Inter Milan in 2012 after struggling to impress new manager Andrea Stramaccioni. The Dutchman has since spent the last five seasons at Galatasaray making 173 appearances in all competitions scoring 45 goals. 

He has won the Turkish Super Liga twice and helped Galatasaray to best ever campaign in the Champions League when they reached the quarter-finals in 2013, losing 5-3 on aggregate to Real Madrid. 

It seems though that the 33-year old is ready to leave Turkey and could a move back to the San Siro, albeit with AC rather than Inter, be on the cards.