Manchester United’s 27-year-old midfielder Morgan Schniederlin is set for a medical at Everton, according to the reports from the Manchester Evening News.
It is quite evident now that the new Everton boss – Ronald Koeman – is willing to bring his former employee to Goodison Park, and the move will certainly benefit all the parties involved. The 27-year-old has hardly had a look into in the first-team action in the Premier League and hence it was a clear picture that he had no role in Mourinho’s plans.
As soon as Schneiderlin’s future came in the scrutiny, Everton were the frontrunner for his signature, but their initial attempt to sign the player was rejected by the Old Trafford outfit. According to the Guardian, The Toffees made an initial £19m offer for the Frenchman, but United wanted to make a profit in the transfer, hence they rejected their bid.
A fee is yet to be finalised, but it is reported that the player is all set to leave the club in coming weeks. Schneiderlin, who joined the Red Devils in a £25million deal from Southampton has played just 11 minutes of Premier League action this season.
Besides Everton, United also rejected a £13m bid for the France international from Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion.
Now, M.E.N has also reported that even though a fee hasn’t been finalised, yet the 27-year-old could feature for Everton in their next Premier League clash against Manchester City. Mourinho was asked about the situation of Schneiderlin and it was also reported that the Frenchman had asked Mourinho to let him leave.
“Yeah. Yeah. Great professional. Fantastic boy, very honest, very open and he opened his heart a couple of times and my answer is simple: if he’s playing regular with me I have the right to say no way, if he’s not playing regular I have no right to tell a player that if he wants to be happy you’re going nowhere.
“So my answer was if the offer is right and our board thinks the offer is a good offer in relation to a very good player like Morgan I would not stop him to go.”
The midfielder joined United with a big hope and was supposed to be a capable replacement for the ageing Michael Carrick, but it hasn’t been a smooth ride for the Frenchman and hopefully, this transfer might help him to get his career back on track.