Özbek pledges to keep hold of Man Utd target Sneijder if elected

Galatasaray presidential candidate Dursun Özbek has pledged to keep hold of playmaker Wesley Sneijder if elected.

“We need stars like Wesley Sneijder to reach the next level, he is a world footballing brand and a player I admire,” Özbek told AMK.

“We cannot lose our star players but we also need to add more star players to our ranks and that is what I plan to do while keeping within our means.”

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Current Galatasaray president Duygun Yarsuvat will retire from his position at the end of the season.

Özbek will only be running for election against Turgay Kıran after former Galatasaray president Ünal Aysal revealed that he will not be taking part in the race.

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The 30-year-old has also been closely linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United.

French giants PSG are also reported to be interested and are set to make an €8 million bid according to Fanatik.

Sneijder joined Galatasaray from Inter in January 2013 and has a total of 12 goals and six assists in all competitions for the Lions this season.

The Netherlands international has won the Süper Lig, Turkish Cup and Turkish Süper Cup since his arrival in Turkey.

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