Sneijder: Galatasaray pay dispute is resolved

The 30-year-old midfielder had gone two months without being paid but he has revealed the issue has now been sorted and he will remain in Istanbul

Wesley Sneijder has confirmed his dispute with Galatasaray over unpaid wages has been resolved and his agent has insisted he will not leave the Turkish side.

The Netherlands midfielder recently revealed he had not been paid for months and that his representatives were negotiating with the club.

However, the former Inter star insists he was not worried about the situation and is excited about playing in the upcoming derby against Fenerbahce.

"I was never really worried about it," he told De Telegraaf. 

"After the disappointment against Iceland, I am looking forward to playing in the derby against Fenerbahce."

Sneijder's agent, Guido Albers, says there was never a chance of the 30-year-old leaving the club.

"We have spoken with [Galatasary president] Unal Aysal and resolved the issue," he told Sport TV. 

"Wesley was never thinking of leaving for another club during this period. If a player is not paid for three months he is free to leave the club. Sneijder was not paid for two months, but leaving Galatasaray was never on his mind.

"Together with his wife Yolanthe, he finds it excellent in Istanbul. For Wesley, it was not about the money, but as his agent I have to protect him.

“We have met with club officials three times over extending Sneijder’s contract until 2019 but we are now waiting for the next club elections."