Rodney Sneijder has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join his brother Wesley at Galatasaray in favour of a move to Dundee United.
The 24-year-old opted for a move to the Scottish Premier league in order to forge his own footballing identity.
“There was some interest from Turkey and Cyprus, also from the Netherlands.” Sneijder was quoted as saying by the Mail.
“Galatasaray were the club in Turkey, they wanted me to go there – but it would have been difficult for me.
“I turned that move down because I want my own career. If I got to Galatasaray I am with my brother – but I want to make my own career.”
Rodney Sneijder signed a two-year deal with Dundee United keeping his at the Scottish club until 2017.
Rodney’s older brother Wesley Sneijder has won two league titles with Galatasaray since joining and also helped his side reach the Champions League quarter-finals in 2013-14.
The Istanbul Giants are currently in contract negotiations with the Netherlands international who’s current deal expires next summer.
Galatasarays secured Champions League football for the fourth consecutive season after winning the league for a record 20th time last season.
Galatasaray also won the Turkish Cup to secure a record sixth league and cup double last season.