When I first heard about transfer rumours for Wesley Sneijder, did not think it was real or somehow possible. I totally agree that Turkish League is not one of the top and excited leagues if you compare it with Spain, English or Germany leagues.
Yeah I know some of great players such as Roberto Carlos, Ortega, George Hagi or Quaresma decided to move Turkey and played for Turkish teams in the recent past but almost all of them were at the end of their career or were not in same performance as before.
Usually worldwide players use Turkey as a last stop in their career. Turkish teams transfer “so-called” great players with huge transfer fees to satisfy fans. It’s a win-win strategy for both Turkish clubs and players. But they can only play one or two years and then leave from Turkey as letting fans down. Of course there are some exceptions like Hagi
This is why I did not believe Wesley transfer news. Since he is 28, played in Real Madrid, Inter and Holland National Team, won Champions League Cup, this transfer is really a success story for Galatasaray Board.
During transfer negotiations between Wesley and Galatasaray, Liverpool’s star Steven Gerrard said Liverpool should sign up Wesley. But at the end of the day it seems because of high tax rates in England, Liverpool could not guarantee fees what Wesley desired.
I hope our emperor Fatih Terim will train Wesley as fast as possible to make him ready for our rivals.