Reports emerged this week that Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, unsettled with new team Nice in France, was on the verge of signing with MLS expansion team Los Angeles Football Club with his agent traveling to LA to seal the deal.
Maybe that’s not the full story, however.
The Los Angeles Times’ Kevin Baxter reported on Wednesday that in fact, neither LAFC nor the LA Galaxy are interested in signing the 33-year-old:
Apparently the agent for Dutch international Wesley Sneijder is in L.A. But there is said to be zero interest from both #LAFC and the #LAGalaxy in signing the 33-year-old playmaker, who is with Nice of France's Ligue 1— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) November 29, 2017
So much for that, perhaps.
If this is the case, and not posturing on the part of LAFC to lower the cost of signing Sneijder, it would seem the LAFC brass agree with a vocal element of the fanbase, that Sneijder is too much of a risk to sign. The fact that he’s struggled mightily in France may be a situation where it’s just not the right fit, something that happens all the time in the sport, or it could really be the sign that he’s well and truly past it and he can no longer be effective.
So, maybe this rumor will be put to bed, or maybe it’s low-key bargaining through the press. Seems like it’s more the former, but we’ll keep you posted if there are additional updates on this story.
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