"I had to push that thing between Ajax and Real Madrid. I was 23 years old and there was a huge opportunity here," said Sneijder, who stated then Real director Predrag Mijatovic immediately came to the point when he visited Schiphol.
"He took out a sheet from his inside pocket. I can still see him making that gesture. He unfolded it and I immediately saw it: three million net per season. Contract for five seasons. At Ajax I got one million. Gross."