Juventus’ search for a player who can bring creativity to Massimiliano Allegri’s squad could end sooner rather than later, with the club making progress in a deal for Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who – according to reports in Italy – seems to be unhappy at the Turkish club.
Sneijder moved to the top of Juventus’ wishlist after his former club, Inter, appeared to be seriously interested in Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss international is on his way out, as he has not been a major part of Pep Guardiola’s plans since he took over.
Moreover, Juve manager Allegri has confirmed the club’s interest in the 30-year-old midfielder when he stated that Sneijder “is a realistic luxury for us” during an interview with Italian outlet La Stampa (h/t GianlucaDiMarzio.com).
Not long ago, Sneijder reportedly failed to receive his wages from Galatasaray, which could have allowed the Dutchman to apply for free agency. In the end that did not happen, but Juventus could use that factor to lure him back to Italy.
The Dutch international will certainly add some creativity to Allegri’s squad. He has scored three goals so far this season, while also recording 21 chances. In addition, he has also completed 389 passes with a pass accuracy of 82%, of which 80% were forward passes, as per Squawka.
By adding another midfielder to the squad, Allegri will be able to handle Andrea Pirlo more carefully in such a way that the Italian can be at his best for the big occasions. So, Sneijder may not be the ultimate answer to Juventus’ wish to sign a playmaker, but he is certainly a very useful player.