10/06/2008 13:28, Report by Caroline Hunt

Scouted: Wesley Sneijder

After an impressive first season at Real Madrid, former Ajax star Wesley Sneijder wasted little time impressing at Euro 2008, running the show against Italy in the Netherlands' opening 3-0 win.

Here, Reds fan James Ahern assesses Sneijder's talents in a fantasy scouting report for Fanzone...

Scouting Report

Player name: Wesley Sneijder.
Position: Attacking central midfielder.
Match scouted: Netherlands v Italy.
Key moment: Burst into the box and lashed home from close range to finish off a dazzling Dutch counter-attack.
Strengths: A genuine box-to-box midfielder with a real eye for goal and the ability to pick a pass with the best of them.
Weaknesses: The €27million Real paid for his services suggest there aren’t too many and we tend to agree…
Suitability: With the clock ticking on Paul Scholes, Sneijder could be a ready-made replacement – the prospect of his slide-rule passes releasing the likes of Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez is a mouth-watering one. And he’d be one more Red queuing up to take free-kicks.
Estimated value: Around £20m.

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