Everton fans react on Twitter as reported three-horse race develops for £25m midfielder
By Amir Mir
Everton have been linked with Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin – and fans on Twitter believe he would be an excellent addition to the side.
The Sun previously claimed that Toffees manager Ronald Koeman has made the 27-year-old “one of his top priorities for the January window and contact has been made between the clubs”.
They also claim Man United have slapped a £25million price tag on him.
Now, Bleacher Report correspondent Dean Jones has revealed on his personal Twitter account that both Watford and West Brom are also keen on Schneiderlin.
Everton, West Brom & Watford all trying to sign Schneiderlin.
Not ideal when you consider he was originally at a better team in Southampton
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) December 22, 2016
As a result fans have urged the club to move decisively to snap up the highly-rated player as he would bring a much-needed steel to the middle of the park.
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Koeman currently has Gareth Barry, James McCarthy and Idrissa Gueye as his defensive-minded players – the latter a summer signing and arguably their best player this term.
Nonetheless, the Goodison Park faithful believe Schneiderlin would build a good partnership with former Aston Villa man Gueye.
One fan did point out that with McCarthy set to be sidelined for up to four weeks, then the signing of Schneiderlin becomes even more pivotal.
While another supporter stated that the Frenchman will pick Everton ahead of West Brom, as the Merseyside club are a more attractive proposition.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Henry Trotter (@henryisfutbol) December 22, 2016
With McCarthy out for 3-4 weeks the need for Schneiderlin is even greater now; so too will the disappointment when he signs for WBA#EFC
— Earl Grey (@EarlGrey_79) December 22, 2016
he will choose us I reckon more attractive proposition
— soph (@SophGallagher4) December 21, 2016
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) December 21, 2016
Imagine bringing in Van Dijk, Schneiderlin, Depay and a decent keeper in January – that would be boss!
— Everton Goals (@evertongoals) December 22, 2016
Schneiderlin and Geuye would be a solid partnership.
— J (@Jasee254) December 22, 2016
France international Schneiderlin moved to Old Trafford from St Mary’s during the summer of 2015 for a fee of £25million.
Dutchman Koeman, who took over the reigns at Everton via the same club in the summer, worked under Schneiderlin in the south coast and regarded him as one of the best midfielders in the division.
Schneiderlin has only played 11 minutes of Premier League football this season under manager Jose Mourinho as his time at Old Trafford seems to be heading towards an end.
In other Everton transfer news, odds have been slashed as the Toffees are favourites to sign this £20 million- rated defender.