Wesley Sneijder claims Inter Milan prevented him from joining Manchester United

Image: Wesley Sneijder: Inter's asking price forced Manchester United to abandon their efforts to bring him on board

Wesley Sneijder claims Inter Milan's demands prevented him from joining Manchester United in the summer of 2010.

Persuasive

Sneijder has also claimed that he had the opportunity to link up with Barcelona back in 2007, but opted to leave Ajax for their arch-rivals Real Madrid - a move which saw him fail to produce his best. "Real Madrid were very persuasive about signing me," he added. "There were two possibilities in Spain for me: either Real Madrid or Barcelona. "Barca are really a great club and they have won everything for the past six years but I always liked Real Madrid's white shirt. I was very excited when they offered me a deal and took it immediately. And for me, they have a greater history than Barcelona."

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