Have West Brom overtaken Everton in the race to sign Morgan Schneiderlin?

Morgan Schneiderlin
Morgan Schneiderlin

West Brom v Everton

The Telegraph have scored an exclusive piece of information, reporting that West Brom have made a move to sign Morgan Schneiderlin from Man United.

The Baggies, who are enjoying a fine season in the Premier League, are looking to break their club transfer record signing the former Southampton midfielder from Old Trafford.

Nacer Chadli joined West Brom for 13 million pounds, while Tony Pulis has now submitted an 18 million pound offer for French international Schneiderlin.

All this is good news for Schneiderlin and Man United, who now seem to have options with Everton also trying to land the 27-year-old.

Update from France

Canal+ have also posted a significant update on the Schneiderlin situation.

They report the midfielder will join Everton in the January transfer window.

However it’s easy to question the credibility of that update, as Canal+ have made the announcement via a short tweet that offered no context of the deal, for example the terms of the transfer and and figures involved.

Looking at the broader picture, West Brom have arguably overtaken Everton in the race for Schneiderlin having submitted an actual offer.

It’s now up to Ronald Koeman to show Man United’s his cards.