Published: Sun, January 15, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Schneiderlin escapes United with £24m Everton switch

Schneiderlin escapes United with £24m Everton switch

Manchester United have agreed to sell Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton for £22 million, sources close to the deal have told ESPN FC.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman on Morgan Schneiderlin: "I'm very pleased because I know the player, I know him as a person and he's really desperate to come to Everton - and that's what we need".

Schneiderlin will wear the No 2 shirt at Everton, who will pay an initial £20m to United with the fee eventually rising up to £24m.

Schneiderlin was signed by United from Southampton for £24m in July 2015, but after making 29 league appearances in his debut campaign with the Red Devils, he found himself surplus to requirements under Jose Mourinho this year, with Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera among the players preferred to the French global in midfield. The 27-year-old is expected to complete his transfer to Goodison Park in the next 48 hours.

Schneiderlin might have had a chance had he returned earlier from the European Championship but he was part of the France squad that made the final.

"I just want to play football".

"I had come after many good years at Southampton and I felt I was ready to accomplish some great things".

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A number of European clubs were reportedly interested in the midfielder including Marseille, though he says he wanted to remain in England. "I left on good terms and I wish them all the best".

Since Romelu Lukaku's debut for Everton in September 2013, only Sergio Aguero (77) and Harry Kane (59) have scored more Premier League goals than the Belgian's tally of 54.

"I have to move forward and I am glad he accepted my decision when I went to see him and said I couldn't see myself spending a year on the bench". Me, I want to play football and enjoy it. "OK, we will take that decision tomorrow but he will be involved in the squad for this Sunday". "It was important for me to find a club like this and to play good football". This is an bad big investment in a player, but Ronald Koeman knows exactly what he's buying in the Frenchman as he has already managed him before at Southampton.

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