Wesley Sneijder considers football comeback after retirement

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Wesley Sneijder considers comeback after retirement

Wesley Sneijder is considering following in the footsteps of his former Netherlands team mate Arjen Robben and returning to playing football next season.

The 36-year-old Sneijder will start training later this month at amateur team DOS Holland Stichtse Boys in Utrecht, which could be the prelude to joining home town club FC Utrecht.

Sneijder, who won a record 134 caps for Netherlands and played at Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, is to make a bid to return to fitness after a year out of the game.

His brother Jeffrey Sneijder, who is part of DHSC’s technical staff, told reporters:

“Wesley wants to lose weight and be busy. He did say that it might give him an itch to play again. He’s been out for a while. Wesley wants to experience what it is like to be back on the field after a while without football and regain the sense of enjoyment.”

Last week, Utrecht’s technical director Jordy Zuidam said he had spoken to Sneijder about a comeback.

“Let it be clear that a top fit Sneijder is very an interesting prospect for FC Utrecht but the ball is in his court,” Zuidam said.

Robben, who is also 36, last month announced he was returning a year after retirement to play with boyhood club Groningen, where he has signed a one-season deal.

 

Chidi Nwoke.

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