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Wesley Sneijder has revealed that he sought advice from Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal before finally deciding to join Galatasaray.
The 28-year-old enjoyed a hero's welcome when he flew into Istanbul on Monday to seal his 10million euros move from Inter Milan.
Speaking before undergoing a medical which would rubber-stamp his move to Turkey, Sneijder revealed he had spoken to both his former boss at Inter, Mourinho, and Van Gaal, the Holland coach.
He told De Telegraaf: "I've been very well briefed on all sides, very well briefed.
"I called Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal because they have been key figures in my football career and I think their opinion is important.
"They both said the same thing: do!
"They gave me the final push, knowing how Turkish football is on the rise."
Sneijder also admits one of the reasons behind his move to Gala was next year's World Cup in Brazil.
He said: "This is all important in view of the World Cup...
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Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has agreed to join Turkish club Galatasaray.
Galatasaray says on its website that it reached a deal with Sneijder pending a medical, which is expected to take place Monday.
The contract is for a reported three and a half years and worth $6.66 million per season.
Galatasaray agreed to a transfer fee of $10 million with Inter earlier this month...
Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder has completed his move to the Turkish club Galatasaray following a contract dispute with Inter Milan.
The 28-year-old signed a 3 1/2-year deal Tuesday. Sneijder says he had several transfer offers but chose Galatasaray, which he described as a ''top club'' and ''still in the Champions League.''
Sneijder joined Inter...
Wesley Sneijder could complete his move to Galatasaray after the Turkish club announced he was due in Istanbul on Monday afternoon for a medical.
The Inter Milan playmaker was due to arrive at Ataturk Airport at 1530 (1330GMT), the club announced in a short statement on the official website.
The 28-year-old midfielder had been in talks with Galatasaray after Inter accepted a 10million...
Wesley Sneijder has finalised his move to Galatasaray from Inter Milan .
The Holland international completed his medical with the Turkish giants earlier Tuesday before signing his contract at a ceremony at the club's Turk Telekom Arena.
The 28-year-old, whose transfer fee from Inter is believed to be in the region of 10 million euros (£8.4million), has penned a reported three...
Wesley Sneijder joins Galatasaray to end transfer saga - originally posted on Soccerlens.comDutch midfield maestro Wesley Sneijder joins Galatasaray after finally agreeing personal terms with the Turkish side.
The most dramatic transfer saga of this season is finally over; or so it seems. Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has agreed to join Galatasaray, almost two weeks after...
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