Two Premier League clubs who should target Morgan Schneiderlin
According to a report in Daily Mail, Premier League side Everton are prepared to let go of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The Frenchman was signed from Manchester United for a fee rising up to £24m. However, the Toffees can let the player leave on a cut-price deal as they seek to trim fringe players and spend that money elsewhere in the transfer market.
The 29-year-old has only featured seven times in the league this season, clearly showing that manager Marco Silva doesn’t see him as a first-choice midfielder. Hence, it makes sense from Everton’s point of view that they are looking to offload the player sooner than later.
Here are the two Premier League clubs who should aim to sign Schneiderlin in this month’s transfer window:
Schneiderlin spent seven years at the St.Mary’s and played over 260 games in that period, spreaded across the Championship, League One and also the Premier League. He was one of the important players in the Saints’ team. He eventually attracted interest from Manchester United and moved to Old Trafford.
However, he couldn’t be the main man at United but the 29-year-old still has the talent and qualities to be a sturdy midfielder for Southampton.
Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men are undergoing a bit of a resurgence and are out of the bottom three at the moment. But a lot of work is yet to be done before they are completely safe from relegation. Getting someone like Schneiderlin would be perfect just because the player can enhance the propensity of their midfield.
After selling Vicente Iborra, Leicester are a bit short in the midfield department. To be very precise, Wilfriend Ndidi is the only defensive midfielder they have who can play games week in week out. However, Claude Puel’s men do need more assets to solidify the most important position on the football field.
Getting Schneiderlin means they would get a player with the experience of playing a multitude of games in the Premier League. Furthermore, the Frenchman’s quality is such that he can play alongside Ndidi in a midfield pivot or as a single defensive midfielder. Doing the former will allow Puel to revert to the usual 4-2-3-1 formation, which suits this team better.