Sneijder cools Prem reports

24 June 2008 12:23
Wesley Sneijder has no intention of leaving Real Madrid following reports linking him with a move to Manchester United. The 24-year-old Netherlands international has been mentioned as a possible makeweight in the potential record-breaking transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Bernabeu. But Sneijder, who enjoyed a successful first season in Spain after scoring nine times in 38 appearances, has no interest in leaving Madrid. The former Ajax attacking midfielder signed for the Spanish giants last summer in a 27million euro deal. "When I left Ajax, my lifelong club, I only wanted to go to Real," he said. "It's the best club in the world. Now that I'm here the only thing I want to do is win lots of titles and spend as long as possible defending this shirt and badge." Sneijder's stock rose after scoring a superb goal in the Netherlands' 4-1 group stage win against France at Euro 2008, before their quarter-final exit from the tournament at the hands of Russia.

Source: ESA