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Rumored LAFC target Wesley Sneijder officially a free agent

Playmaker’s contract is canceled, paving way for possible MLS move.

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An interesting development took place on Friday, as Wesley Sneijder’s contract with Turkish giant Galatasaray was canceled by mutual consent. Sneijder had one year left on his deal, but now he is a free agent and able to go where he likes.

There is sure to be competition for his services, but several MLS teams, including 2018 MLS expansion team Los Angeles Football Club, have been linked to the Dutch playmaker. While any team on the planet would prefer to sign a player without a transfer fee, this consideration is especially important for MLS teams like LAFC, as teams do pay transfer fees but typically aim to sign as many players on free transfers as is feasible.

Of course, while there has been a tangible report linking Sneijder to LAFC, he’s also been rumored to be a target for the Montreal Impact, Sampdoria and Manchester United, even with Bleacher Report getting hyped about Sneijder in the black and gold:

So it may come down to money + what he wants to do with the next phase of his career. With rumored targets Andres Guardado and Keisuke Honda signing elsewhere in recent days, Sneijder may be the big name in the front of the line for LAFC at the moment. But we’ll see if that turns out to be the case. Stay tuned.

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