Date: 2nd September 2011 at 4:25pm
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I guess it would have been the icing on the cake if United were able to pull off the deadline day signing of the Inter midfielder, Wesley Sneijder. But how close were we to actually signing the Dutchman during the summer transfer window?

From remarks made by the player, it would appear that we were close to pulling off a sensational transfer but that another transfer kyboshed our chances, or as Wesley puts it,

“I felt that it was close, and yes, I thought I was going.”

“We had several talks, the situation was such that Inter had to sell a player, Samuel Eto`o or me, and there was interest.”

“It`s not so much a financial issue.”

“My view was that I was simply feeling very good at Inter.”

“I love the club but also the Italian culture and the people. It fits me.”

Not many words but words that kind of turn the intent of the passage on its head as they head towards a conclusion.

Next summer perhaps or has the moment gone?

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