13 January 2017
Everton has completed the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United for £24million on a four-and-a-half year deal.
The French midfielder had a difficult time at Manchester United, failing to hold down a regular spot under former boss Louis van Gaal, and then being rarely used by his predecessor Jose Mourinho after he took over last summer.
He has made just three Premier League appearances for United this season, with none of them as a starter.
The 27 years old was brought to England by Southampton in 2008 and played a central role in the club’s rise from League One to the Premier League.
The latest move is a form of reunion as the French midfielder spent the 2014/2015 season at the St Mary’s Stadium under Everton Boss, Ronald Koeman before departing for United at the end of that season in a £22m transfer.
He could make his debut against Manchester City at Goodison Park on Sunday.
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.
In a statement, his former club, Manchester United wished him well.
“Everyone at Manchester United would like to wish Morgan all the best for the future.”
Schneiderlin is Everton’s second signing in the January transfer window after Nigerian born Ademola Lookman joined from Charlton.
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
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