Wesley Sneijder impresses fans with his Turkish [divider]
Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder impressed fans watching team training at the clubs winter camp in Antalya with his command of the Turkish language.
Sneijder responded to a fan who shouted out his name by saying, “what is it?” in Turkish. The Netherland internationals new-found linguistic prowess resulted in a loud cheer from the spectators who chanted, “Sneijder, you are the man.”
Sneijder’s wife Yolanthe has also been showcasing her Turkish skills on Turkish television programs and will feature in a comedy series called “Yalan Dünya.”
Sneijder already speaks Dutch, Italian, English and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Turkish.
“Now it’s a bit more difficult,” Sneijder said at a press conference April 15.
“Give us one more year, and we will make the same press conference in Turkish.”
Sneijder had been closely linked with a move to Juventus and Manchester United but Galatasaray rejected the offers.
The 30-year-old joined Galatasaray from Inter in 2013 for €8 million and still has just under two-years left on his contract.