Everton must bin 28-year-old and bring forgotten £34m man to Goodison in potential bargain move
It really is time for Everton to show Morgan Schneiderlin the exit door this summer and if offers arrive for the defensive midfielder they must accept.
The 28-year-old Frenchman has seen his footballing career go down the drain since his move to Manchester United from Southampton back in 2015.
And his opportunity to inject some life back into his career at Goodison hasn’t exactly gone to plan.
In this, his first full season with the Toffees, Schneiderlin has made 19 starts for the club and is desperately unpopular amongst supporters who fail to see what the player offers.
With Danny Drinkwater reportedly set for a move away from Chelsea in the coming weeks after interest from West Ham arose, Everton should show their hand.
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The whys and hows that saw the former Leicester City title-winner make the switch to Stamford Bridge aren’t relevant but he can give the Blues the stability and strength in the midfield zone that Schneiderlin has been unable to, and will be raring to go after making just 12 appearances for the champions this season.
What’s more, the experience that Drinkwater gained from his title-winning campaign with the Foxes is something that Everton can use to their benefit as they look to push on from the mediocrity they have encountered this year under Sam Allardyce.
Chelsea paid £35million for his services at the end of last summer and will know they won’t achieve anything like what they paid for the midfielder, which means there is a bargain to be had.
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