Wesley Sneijder has made it known that money was never the factor of motivation after his contract with Galatasaray was renewed.
Galatasaray announced on Saturday that they’ve tied down Sneijder at the Turkish club till 2018.
Last season, Sneijder was repeatedly linked with a move away from the Turkish side, especially after his wages were not paid for two months.
But the issue was later resolved and Sneijder confirmed his contract renewal at a press conference.
“I am really happy and I feel really comfortable here,” said Sneijder. “My wife loves the city and club – my new baby will be born here.
“I never had doubts about the contract. The most important thing is feelings – how I feel and how the board feels about me. When that is there, money will never be a problem.
“Stability is very important for a player. I felt this at Ajax and I feel the same for Galatasaray. I will be here at least until 2018, when I will be 34. Maybe I will stay here more as a player or a coach.
“I will be a head coach one day for sure but I don’t think about retirement now. I am fit and I feel great.”
Sneijder signed for Gala from Inter in January 2013 and has won the Super Lig title twice, adding to his previous league crowns won with the Nerazzurri, Ajax and Real Madrid.
Club president Dursun Ozbek added: “Sneijder is a very valuable player for us and we are delighted that he wants to continue serving us in the long-term.
“I wish him more good luck with his career at Galatasaray.”