Wesley Sneijder scores heel flick golazo vs. China

Maybe Wesley Sneijder isn’t washed up yet after all. The Dutch star, who forced his way out of Inter but failed to impress for Galatasaray in the Champions League this season, rediscovered the swagger that made him one of the most skillful, feared midfielders in the world just a couple years ago. Look at that delightful back-heel!


Sneijder gets rockstar reception in Istanbul

It’s not every day that a world class player makes a move to Turkey’s Superliga, so when Wesley Sneijder arrived in Istanbul after his high profile switch to Galatasaray, you’d have thought the Beatles had come into town.

Check out the massive crowd that converged on Sneijder’s escort at the Istanbul airport! When Wes pops his head out of the car’s sunroof for a quick wave, several fans proceed to climb up the car to give their new hero a shake:

Let’s hope for Sneijder’s sake he can perform up to his billing. Only thing worse than a celebratory Turkish mob is an angry Turkish mob.

(Videos via ITV Sport)