Wesley Sneijder impresses fans with his Turkish

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.”

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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.