Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to reunite with his former midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and is willing to pay £20 million to bring him to Goodison Park.
According to the Mirror, Koeman is willing to pay Manchester United £20 million to secure a transfer move for Schneiderlin. Per the source, the 26-year-old Frenchman is seen as a possible replacement for one of several aging or struggling Everton midfielders – including Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic, James McCarthy and Tom Cleverly.
Koeman managed Schneiderlin during the 2014-15 season when the French midfielder played for the Saints.
The following summer Schneiderlin completed a transfer to Man United and made 39 total appearances for the team but scored just one goal all season. The Mirror stated that the transfer of Schneiderlin cost £24 million.
During seven prior seasons at Southampton, Schneiderlin made 14 goals in 230 league appearances between the Premier League, Championship, and League One. He was voted the 2012-13 Southampton FC Fans’ Player of the Season after scoring a career-high five goals.
Schneiderlin has been capped 15 times for France and was a late-addition to Didier Deschamps’ Euro 2016 roster. However, he has yet to make an appearance for the Euro hosts during the tournament so far.
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