Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin will be leaving Old Trafford soon as he is already set to go to Everton.
In an interview, United’s head honcho, Jose Mourinho confirmed Schneiderlin’s departure. Although the deal is still on the process of being completed, Schneiderlin’s transfer will definitely push through.
The move is estimated to be around £22M. But this is just the initial fee since the Red Devils will be asking for add-ons. Apparently, the team is on the verge of recouping the £24M that they spent when they acquired him from Southampton.
While it is true that the Special One agreed to sell Schneiderlin, he admitted that he fancies the player. He also described the latter as professional.
“I’m sad and I’m happy. I’m sad because I like him. I am happy because this is what he wants. He wants to play and be an important player in a team. He is a very good professional,” he shared.
Schneiderlin’s impressive performance in Southampton landed him a spot in Manchester United.
Unfortunately, he has gone down the pecking order under Louis Van Gaal’s management.
Mourinho’s arrival was perceive to shed some light in his career. But unfortunately, this only pushed him farther in the sidelines. With Mou, he only featured eight times.
Aside from Everton, there are also other clubs, which approached him. One of these is West Bromwich Albion.
Managed by Tony Pulis, the team presented a £13M-offer plus a £5M worth of add-ons. However, United refused to settle for the deal.
Everton shocked many when they were able to convince Ronald Koeman to leave Southampton.
Acquiring Schneiderlin can be considered as yet another shocking move that the club pursued in the transfer window. Such action is understandable considering the fact that the club is eager to secure a better rank in the Premier League table.