Schneiderlin to Everton
Manchester United’s squad is quite possibly the biggest in the Premier League, and it’s seriously overbooked in midfield.
They’re particularly well stocked in central midfield; a lot was made of Mourinho’s banishment of Bastian Schweinsteiger, but Schneiderlin has barely featured all season either.
Jose Mourinho confirmed recently that the Frenchman had asked to leave, and that he wouldn’t stand in his way if a sufficient offer comes in.
Everton quickly emerged as a suitor; they’re also keen on Memphis Depay.
The Toffees reportedly had an initial bid rejected as it wasn’t up to United’s valuation, but they’ve now come back with a second bid which has been accepted.
The Telegraph report that Everton and United have reached a 22m pound agreement for the French midfielder, who has only played 32 league games in his season and a half at the club – and Mourinho confirmed it was happening last night.
United paid 24m for him, meaning they’ve essentially made their money back (the deal could rise to 24m).
Medical at Finch Farm
So with a fee agreed, the next step is for Schneiderlin to undergo a medical, and he arrived at Finch Farm earlier this afternoon.
Presuming all goes well with the medical, Everton will probably announce the signing in the coming days.