Dutchman leaves Inter for Turkish giants.
Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder is set to sign for Galatasaray after agreeing terms with the Turkish club.
Galatasaray confirmed via twitter on Sunday night that the 28-year-old had agreed terms over a reported €10m (£8.38m) move, before Sneijder announced on the social networking site that he was en route to Instanbul to finalise the switch.
The Super Lig club announced: “The transfer of Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan has been agreed. The conditions of the deal will be made public and the player will sign the contract after health checks.”
The former Real Madrid and Ajax midfielder had been linked with a move to Premier League duo Tottenham and Liverpool but it is understood that the Netherlands international was unwilling to budge on his £200,000 per week wage demands.
Sneijder has not featured for the Nerazzurri since a 2-0 victory at Chievo in September after publicly refusing to take a €2m pay cut on a contract that ran until June 2015.
But Inter president Massimo Moratti insisted the Dutchman is leaving the club on good terms.
“I met Sneijder. I wanted to have a chat with him, I thought we needed to. Have we made peace? I don’t think there was ever a war in the first place, and certainly not with me personally.
“Did we chat to see if we were all moving in the same direction? Which one? It’s a surprise … Is he close to a move to Galatasaray? Yes, I think so,” Moratti confirmed.
The playmaker, who joined Inter from Real for €15m in 2009 and won the Serie A, Champions League and two Coppa Italias with the club.
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