Morgan Schneiderlin is getting closer to his Manchester United departure, and the out of favour midfielder is set to undergo a medical at Everton later today
Manchester Evening News have reported that Manchester United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin is on the verge of completing his exit from Old Trafford to join Everton, with a medical with the Toffees scheduled to take place later today.
It has been tough going for Morgan Schneiderlin at Manchester United. The Red Devils shelled £25 million in the summer of 2015 to acquire the services of the Frenchman, as they warded off competition from several other English clubs to seal his transfer from Southampton.
However, after failing to establish himself in Manchester United’s midfield in his first campaign at Old Trafford last season, things have only got worse for the Frenchman under Jose Mourinho this year, with the Portuguese preferring the likes of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini ahead of him.
#mufc and Everton still yet to agree a fee but Schneiderlin should sign in time to make debut vs City.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) January 6, 2017
He has failed to start a single game in the Premier League, seeing just 11 minutes in three outings from the bench in the top flight of English football, other than managing just five appearances under his belt all season.
On top of that, he has lost his place in the France national team as well, with N’Golo Kante, Lassana Diarra and Blaise Matuidi ahead of him in Didier Deschamps’ pecking order.
Last month, Jose Mourinho confirmed that Schneiderlin had handed in a transfer request at the club just as links with West Bromwich Albion and Everton surfaced. The Baggies were the first to make a move for Schneiderlin, as they placed a bid of £18 million to sign the Frenchman.
However, there were further developments earlier this week, as reports claimed that Manchester United had rejected a bid of £19 million from Everton.
Indeed, the report from Manchester Evening News points out that Manchester United and Everton haven’t negotiated a transfer fee for Schneiderlin, just that the former Southampton midfielder has agreed on personal terms to sign with the Toffees.
For now, Schneiderlin has arrived at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground, and a medical has been scheduled to take place in a few hours, which means that his Manchester United horrors are soon going to end.
And, as he looks set to be reunited with his former Southampton boss Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, the 27-year-old Schneiderlin would be optimistic of resurrecting himself and get his flagging career back on track.