The Frenchman underwent something of a transformation back to his best form towards the end of this past season after going through an alarmingly poor spell in 2017-18 and is once again being regarded as a valuable member of the Blues' squad.
Schneiderlin, who turns 30 in May, feels as though he is at the peak of his physical powers, however, and doesn't want a repeat of his experience at Manchester United where he was most often used off the bench.
He says that he won't agitate for a move from Goodison Park but would be interested in potential opportunities elsewhere if the right club showed interest.
Schneiderlin was kept out of the Everton first team last season by André Gomes but there are no guarantees as this stage that Marcel Brands will be able to secure the Portuguese on a permanent basis.
“I did not hesitate [when Ronald Koeman called me],” Schneiderlin told Winamax in France about his transfer to Everton in January 2017. “I wanted to play football and not spend all year on the bench.
"I may have been a bit rushed because it was only four months back [from injury] in Manchester; sometimes you just have to be patient in times like that, but it's a choice I made.
“Today I still have two years of contract, and I am a bit divided. I arrived, I had good performances, and the next season was a bit more complicated.
“For the moment I will respect my contract; after we will see. If the club wants to sell me and I am offered an interesting project for me, anything is possible.
“I mostly want and need to play. I feel that I have reached perhaps my best level physically, so we'll see.”
One player who is clear on his future, however, is Richarlison who insists that he is happy at Everton despite inevitable speculation linking him with a move elsewhere.
The Brazilian had a much more productive second season in the Premier League with the Blues after struggling in the second half of his debut season at Watford.
He finished joint-top scorer with Gylfi Sigurdsson on 14 goals and is looking forward to improving on that in 2019-20.
"It's a nice feeling when you get praise for your good work, but I'm not thinking about a transfer at the moment,” Richarlison told FourFourTwo.
"I've just arrived at Everton. I'm happy here."
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1 Posted 01/06/2019 at 16:51:14
2 Posted 01/06/2019 at 16:57:37
3 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:00:40
At 30, we need to move him on sooner rather than later.
I actually think he's not as bad as people have made out and don't feel any ill will to him and wish him all the best on his way.
4 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:10:41
Now getting him off-loaded won't be easy either, considering what he cost, we will take a big hit on that, but more seriously the inflated contract he is on, will be difficult to match, but it rarely ever is the case, being 'matched' they or their agents always want an increase.
How magnanimous of him to say he will honour his contract, it must be hell picking up £100K + a week and not playing!
5 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:21:08
6 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:25:19
With that being said, I agree that as a bit part player, aged 30 on 100,000 a week it would be beneficial if we could sell him this summer. But because it makes football and financial sense, rather than because he is some kind of pantomime villain draining the clubs resources for the fun of it.
7 Posted 01/06/2019 at 17:55:16
8 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:06:12
That said, I feel that by keeping him we are blocking the development of Davies and potentially Joe Williams, if he comes back, so Im saying let him go for these reasons.
9 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:21:47
10 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:28:38
But he kind of summed up everything that stunk at the place in that middle period. Lack of application, focus, desire.
A good Schneiderlin would be a peach of a player for the peomoted clubs or any mid table team. And if we miss out on Gomes, we could well maybe keep Schneiderlin and buy a young prospect and rotate the two.
11 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:34:15
I imagine that Silva/Brands would be happy to keep him if it wasnt for his extortionate wages which hike up a bill Brands is trying to cut.
Trouble is who will bid for him and is his desire to be a starter enough for him to take a massive pay cut?
12 Posted 01/06/2019 at 18:45:46
13 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:16:33
The correct approach would be "I want to play for Everton and be successful with them. If I can't be a regular team member then maybe I will have to consider going elsewhere."
There is just too much money available for too many average players. I would happily warm the bench and plan for my early retirement to Spain with a small fortune in the bank. Why not go in search of talented players with a real drive to succeed and to earn their fortune. There must be a large number of future Sheedys and Cahills and Jagielkas just waiting for their chance to shine at a higher level. Go find them.
14 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:45:44
15 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:47:32
If Gomes stays, I say tag Schneids and ship him. If Gomes goes, keep him.
16 Posted 01/06/2019 at 19:49:19
He went seriously missing when the team was struggling around the turn of the New Year. On at least two occasions he chickened out of tackling opponents in our penalty area leading directly to goals. Worth about one third of what we paid for him.
Admittedly Sam (#11), he played well towards the end of the season but that is the issue: plays fine when it is going well for the rest of the team. He's no Roy Keane. A fair weather performer and luxury of a player who is inadequate for where we want to get to as a team.
Pull together the youtube extracts from the last few games and see if you can get reasonable money for him. Move on.
17 Posted 01/06/2019 at 21:02:11
His name and International pedigree still carries a little weight. One of the newly promoted Premiership teams or French teams might fancy a 12 Million punt.
I wish him well.
18 Posted 01/06/2019 at 21:06:30
19 Posted 01/06/2019 at 21:41:15
That said, he was decent enough ALL of last season, not just the end. But he never achieved the levels Gomes occasionally showed so it is hard to imagine Silva won't want to retain his man or find another replacement for Schneids. Too little, too late. The horrors of the previous campaign will regrettably live long in the memory.
20 Posted 01/06/2019 at 21:57:00
21 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:03:11
22 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:05:02
He lost his father last autumn, and who knows the impact as many of us know, it's a massive time in anyone's life.
Fair play where it's due, it seems, he has got his mojo back.
Who we sign may decide what happens, but right now we need a solid base to build preseason.
The RS result tonight ups the stakes for Everton. If the club needs to still secure funding etc for Bramley-Moore Dock, tonight makes it more challenging than yesterday.
Interesting summer and hopefully a good one for all Evertonians.
23 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:15:27
24 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:29:24
25 Posted 01/06/2019 at 23:56:31
26 Posted 02/06/2019 at 00:36:11
27 Posted 02/06/2019 at 00:42:38
28 Posted 02/06/2019 at 01:21:57
I disagree with those who believe he is or was anything better than that. Any offers over £6M to shift him off our payroll would be greatly welcomed.
29 Posted 02/06/2019 at 01:30:07
30 Posted 02/06/2019 at 08:34:06
He's just a journeyman and jog on for all I care.
31 Posted 02/06/2019 at 09:00:08
32 Posted 02/06/2019 at 09:27:23
Not leaving for ‘Champions League football' (money) and not saying ‘he's leaving' with an ultimatum.
I don't blame him and it might end well for all parties.
33 Posted 02/06/2019 at 09:39:51
The future of this player is way down the list of priorities this summer.
34 Posted 02/06/2019 at 10:09:53
35 Posted 02/06/2019 at 12:19:46
Take whatever we can get and give it to Brands to invest wisely. As far as I'm concerned he should have been fucked right off for his disrespectful attitude and intense apathy during Unsworth's tenure.
This prick manages to sound like a victim soldiering on heroically without complaint suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous (£100k plus a week) fortunes. Listening to him talk about ‘honour' is an outrage: if he was serious he should give the wages he received during his offensively shocking period to a charity.
36 Posted 02/06/2019 at 12:30:15
We've committed to Brands, so the club should back him and his decisions. Obviously, if we're still looking shit at the end of next season, sack every fucker from the top down and start again.
37 Posted 02/06/2019 at 16:02:20
38 Posted 02/06/2019 at 18:21:26
39 Posted 02/06/2019 at 19:29:52
40 Posted 03/06/2019 at 10:45:31
But he silenced me With his displays the last six months, and if he keeps up that good work I see him staying. Because he bettered himself and that was just what I and others called for.
His dad died, he's been injured, so maybe there was good reasons for his sorry displays earlier on.
We wont get more than 6-8 m pounds for him, and for that we will not get any better player. So I say we keep him, if he wants to stay and fight for a Place in the team.
Can't believe I said this..
41 Posted 03/06/2019 at 11:56:56
42 Posted 03/06/2019 at 15:49:27
For each one, £8 - 10 million and just get them gone.
43 Posted 03/06/2019 at 18:00:28
44 Posted 04/06/2019 at 09:57:50
Kurt Zouma (loan finished)
Andre Gomes (loan finished)
Then you got to try and get rid of the loaned players:
That's 16 players. I would not like to be in Brands shoes to sort this mess out. On top of that, I think we would need 5 or 6 players to come in:
Left back (if Baines goes)
Decent right winger
45 Posted 10/06/2019 at 12:48:09
We've become a soft touch, a place to earn easy money for wannabes and never-weres and a semi-retirement home. Some of our so-called fans don't help, the likes of the ones who welcomed the bald version of Rooney back with open arms after he fucked us off. Fucken idiots.
I want to win trophies, by any means necessary, end of story. I'm not interested in how it looks or what players get burnt in the process or what anyone else thinks or says.
Fight fire with fire. We're not a charity. Get rid.
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