Manchester United and Everton have agreed on a £22m transfer fee for Morgan Schneiderlin. The 27 year French midfielder was signed by Louis Van Gaal in July, 2015 for £25m from Southampton. Schneiderlin made only 8 appearances for United since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, including three Premier League matches. “Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward informed me that the situation is close. Morgan is more than probably going to Everton”, Mourinho said after his team’s EFL Cup semi-final match against Hull City on Tuesday.
“I am sad and happy, sad because I like him and he could be an option for us, happy because this is what he wants, to play every game and be important in the team.”
Schneiderlin will be Everton’s second signing of the transfer window as the Toffees have already signed 19 year old striker Ademola Lookman from Charton for a £11m transfer fee.