Inter Milan manager Andrea Stramaccioni has confirmed that he does not want to see Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder leave the club in the summer transfer window, but has also acknowledged that the club would have no other option but to sell the player is the price is right.
It is a well-known fact that Inter Milan are struggling severely with financial crisis for the last couple of seasons due to the spiralling wage bill. Wesley Sneijder is that the one of the high earners at the club. He is reportedly on contract worth around € 8 million per season. Due to the fact that Inter Milan will not be playing in the Champions League next season, they need to find other sources of revenue.
The club are also linked with a £ 25 million move for Santos midfielder Lucas. It is thought that they will be able to complete the deal only with the sale of Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who has not been at his best in the last couple of seasons since helping the club win the treble in 2010. Andrea Stramaccioni will be starting his first major job as a manager this season. He has admitted that he would hate to lose a player of the quality of Wesley Sneijder.
“As far as I know, he is an Inter player and will stay here. I haven’t had any news to the contrary from the director, the club or the player himself. Apart from that, I’m sure that if an offer comes in like that for Ibrahimovic or Thiago Silva then anyone can be sold, except for Cordoba and Zanetti,” said Stramaccioni. Stramaccioni has also said that the club will be focusing more on the youngsters on the books like Philippe Coutinho. The 20-year-old spent the last season on loan at Spanish club Espanyol.