The 30-year-old will enter the last year of his contract at Goodison Park when next season kicks off so Everton are open to cash offers while they can still get a transfer fee for him.
Schneiderlin is currently recovering from knee surgery but MailSport claim the club have not ruled out the possibility that he might return to action before the end of interrupted 2019-20 campaign.
Their report said that Everton are "waiting" on a firm offer from Nice and are hoping to get around £7m for the player they signed from Manchester United under former boss Ronald Koeman.
However, according to Nice-Matin, the two clubs have agreed a €2m fee for Schneiderlin with extra bonuses, with the player set to undergo a medical next week.
Original Source: MailSport
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1 Posted 12/06/2020 at 14:47:09
2 Posted 12/06/2020 at 14:50:07
It gives us more leeway for creating a new younger, stronger and dynamic central midfield. The club is crying out for it.
3 Posted 12/06/2020 at 15:03:58
I'd be happy enough to do the same with Walcott and Sigurdsson if there was interest. Both on £100k. As is Pickford who I would not be sad to leave.
Very interested to see who Brands brings in this summer. Last year he did not nail it by any measure and we are getting closer to a squad that is filled mainly with his players. The truth is that it may be another 2-3 years before that overhaul is near complete and the new players have settled.
4 Posted 12/06/2020 at 15:59:13
5 Posted 12/06/2020 at 16:02:28
6 Posted 12/06/2020 at 16:02:43
£7M? Unlikely to be that lucky despite spending £20-24M on a transfer fee and £15M in wages. What a bargain ☹.
7 Posted 12/06/2020 at 16:29:08
And I'm being nice now.
8 Posted 12/06/2020 at 16:32:02
He wasn't just good at Southampton. He was very, very good. What on earth happened? I've heard lots of theories, but I've yet to hear a convincing explanation.
9 Posted 12/06/2020 at 16:48:02
If we manage to rob a club of £7m and also lose Bolasie, Sandro and Besic we will be moving in the right direction. If Sigurdsson and Tom Davies joins them it will be a great transfer window.
10 Posted 12/06/2020 at 16:57:02
11 Posted 12/06/2020 at 17:17:42
He did get married that summer.
Of course, that had nothing to do with it.
12 Posted 12/06/2020 at 17:32:02
13 Posted 12/06/2020 at 18:18:43
14 Posted 12/06/2020 at 18:20:17
As an aside, when does the transfer window open? Anyone know?
15 Posted 12/06/2020 at 18:24:13
I wrote my comment before seeing yours. My theory is that he's an average player made to look good by the excellence of Pochettino. He was plying his trade in the lower leagues without standing out – got promotions with (?) Nigel Adkins but looked no great shakes until Pochettino came along. Once the spell wears off, it's all, like Eric Dier, downhill.
16 Posted 12/06/2020 at 18:26:29
17 Posted 12/06/2020 at 18:50:06
18 Posted 12/06/2020 at 19:01:01
19 Posted 12/06/2020 at 19:41:51
20 Posted 12/06/2020 at 20:22:36
21 Posted 12/06/2020 at 20:55:13
22 Posted 12/06/2020 at 20:55:38
23 Posted 12/06/2020 at 20:59:10
24 Posted 12/06/2020 at 20:59:12
To my eyes Morgan's dynamism was his forte and aside from this he was a bit of a jack of all trades and decent at everything without being a master of anything in particular. I believe he had a couple of injuries in the last year at the Saints and never looked the same athletic imposing figure again. I believe It was then when he lost what was his money spinner. I don't think he had the all round game to compensate or re-invent once his legs had gone. For example Keane a similar type of player could rely on his unique willpower, his excellent reading of the game and his inability to give the ball away to reinvent as a sitter once he lost his athleticism.
On the gossip I just can't see Nice affording him. Unfortunately the teams that could won't want him and there would be many admirers in his homeland but he's way out of their budget.
David it's the wages I would be worried about.
25 Posted 12/06/2020 at 21:28:15
26 Posted 12/06/2020 at 21:37:21
27 Posted 12/06/2020 at 21:54:26
28 Posted 12/06/2020 at 22:56:12
Only worse shirt I've ever seen was on a portly fellow at the Everton vs Juventus game in San Francisco years ago. He was wearing a Magaye Gueye #19 jersey. I resisted telling him it wouldn't age well. In fact, it wouldn't age at all.
But Gavin, I would disagree slightly on Delph being the new Schneiderlin. Delph at least gives his all when he's on the pitch. You can criticize him for a lot, but laziness isn't among them. As for Morgan... oy vey.
29 Posted 12/06/2020 at 23:17:13
30 Posted 13/06/2020 at 00:06:10
31 Posted 13/06/2020 at 03:59:06
32 Posted 13/06/2020 at 04:03:37
33 Posted 13/06/2020 at 04:53:59
34 Posted 13/06/2020 at 07:09:04
I've just had a look at his Mrs... Wow.
I've changed me mind. I'm giving him a pass.
35 Posted 13/06/2020 at 08:42:38
As for his form and commitment, when he first joined he was very good for a spell in a particular system. Life changes, he got married and his father also passed away. Maybe he just doesn't care as much as he used to? I'm not saying that's right, or that's definitely the reason for the cliff edge drop, but it happens. Not all players are football obsessed. To some, it's the be-all and end-all. To others just a job. Some don't even like it. Take Duncan Ferguson. Very flippant about his trade during his career. He had to leave the game to realise how much he missed it.
Like quite a few Walsh era signings (in total we will take an eye-watering loss on Bolasie, Williams, Sigurdsson, and Walcott), Schneiderlin was signed at an age when he wasn't going to improve and is now on the downside. Mentally and physically he is virtually done as a top-flight player. Like all our central midfielders, he is immobile, weak and lacks athleticism. The spine of the team is poor.
It just needs ending and I hope he is sensible about wages. You've made your money chief. Time to go.
36 Posted 13/06/2020 at 09:16:20
37 Posted 13/06/2020 at 09:17:15
We don't know what demons he might be battling but we MUST get those wages off the books. If we could sell Besic and Sigurdsson too, then we have a chance to sort this hugely problematic area out in the team.
38 Posted 13/06/2020 at 09:33:43
Hopefully that giveaway fee means he goes without a pay off. Still, it is good news as we need to regenerate our central midfield as the absolute no1 priority, this is part of that process. I can see Hojbjerg and possibly Allan being signed to add some solidity and toughness.
39 Posted 13/06/2020 at 09:34:50
I still can't believe when Rooney came back he was on £70k a week more than Salah who bagged 30+ goals that season.
40 Posted 13/06/2020 at 10:16:21
41 Posted 13/06/2020 at 10:34:32
But I must admit to having a little sympathy with Morgan in terms of going from hero to zero. In my opinion, it was our fault for purchasing this player. For me, he is totally unsuited to the role he has primarily been deployed at Everton and he has been slightly better under Carlo when given more freedom in a two-man midfield but yet doesn't have the energy to be effective there either anymore. He almost needs to be perfect just to have a good game.
At Southampton, I believe he was suited to the system with Wanyama a perfect partner. Morgan was slightly more talented, a decent passer, great energy, great stature, could glide past midfielders, could arrive late and was decent in the air and on the deck. I always thought Victor was the more aggressive, read the game much better and was excellent at protecting the back four.
Some players like Fabregas when they lost their legs still had that quality and killer pass that meant they could still be of value to the team. I feel Morgan couldn't be effective at his position once he lost his athleticism and what seemed like the obvious role for someone with his experience who had lost their energy was even more illogical because of his poor reading, poor tackling and defensive susceptibility. The fact he lost his pace meant he is even more of a liability as the defensive shield and there are no positives at all to him playing there.
42 Posted 13/06/2020 at 10:39:43
43 Posted 13/06/2020 at 11:03:34
I really don't see the point of a DOF identifying players, the manager knows who he wants and the style he wants to play, so let him pick the players to sign. Save a few bob and get rid of the role of DOF and along with the deadwood that he and his predecessor brought to the club.
44 Posted 13/06/2020 at 11:18:27
Now, take what you can get and move on and then try the same again with the many we seem to have accrued who seem also to fit that description but above all, learn from it.
Is that not why we have a DoF who won't be changed based on League position as often as a Coach/Manager, or is he just the person who brokers the deal?
45 Posted 13/06/2020 at 11:20:50
46 Posted 13/06/2020 at 11:58:31
It's time we stopped being a retirement home for crocks and failures.
47 Posted 13/06/2020 at 13:15:33
Recruitment is the most important thing at this club and I still think we are failing. Where is the youth midfield powerhouse of a player that we should be nurturing to bring in with moments like this?
48 Posted 13/06/2020 at 13:50:42
Jimmy Hill wasn't up to much and we got shut. Did he buy Henry Newton?
Wracking my brains here ... Belfitt?
Whatever, he didn't need a highly paid Director of Football to help him find skivers and deadbeats.
49 Posted 13/06/2020 at 14:00:32
50 Posted 13/06/2020 at 14:15:36
51 Posted 13/06/2020 at 14:40:00
Bernie the Bolt probably was his worst decision. But, as I said... they were his mistakes to make. He didn't have a cabal of experts "helping" him.
52 Posted 13/06/2020 at 15:24:19
53 Posted 13/06/2020 at 15:30:39
On another Everton fansite during the week someone had written about Bernie “He turned up signing for Everton in a donkey jacket.”
Another fan replied “Yes it was the wrong sort of jacket, it should have been a straight jacket.”
54 Posted 13/06/2020 at 16:29:23
Ya. Did that.
Come and get him NEESE.
55 Posted 13/06/2020 at 16:49:24
I believe Catterick did sign Belfitt, from Ipswich I think, and Newton from Forest too, I think he was also responsible for Mick Bernard from Stoke!
56 Posted 13/06/2020 at 16:51:12
Steve #32, I didn't know that! It does support the premise, doesn't it?
And as a third example, my own game has gone steadily downhill since I got married 13 years ago. (Of course, I was 50.)
57 Posted 13/06/2020 at 17:10:42
Everton have certainly brought in their share over the last few years and most of those players have basically proved they are not up to snuff anymore and in a word they are ''stale''
Everton need young, strong go-getters who want to win things and I think (and hope) Carlo will be the man to get this done.
58 Posted 13/06/2020 at 18:28:48
We bought Gbamin for a bigger fee, look how that worked out, he was injury prone at Mainz, as was Delph at Man City. If we could offload Schneiderlin, Delph and Sigurdsson this summer, who are all on massive wages, and bring in a quality midfield, it would be a huge improvement.
Hopefully Ancelotti has the final say on transfers, as Brands's signings of Gbamin, Delph, Sidibé and Iwobi were a disaster.
59 Posted 13/06/2020 at 18:44:06
I'll agree with Mike Gaynes that Delph always tries to give his best (in the few times he plays) but he's had minimal impact on games, acted like a prick after the derby, and his form is hampered by injuries... the lads made of Lego. He's a waste of money and wages. The sooner he goes, the better.
I'm not sure you're right about Gbamin. He'd had no significant injuries before coming to Everton, so it's a bit unfair to pin that one on Brands.
60 Posted 13/06/2020 at 21:14:00
I was happy to sign Schneiderlin. He was a good age at 26 and he had been decent in his one full season at Man Utd whilst having been outstanding at Southampton (one of the best centre-midfielders in the league over that 3-year period, certainly outside the top 4).
He could tackle, he could pass, he even scored 3 or 4 goals a year for the Saints. He'd lost his way at Man Utd but his best years were ahead of him and at his best he was a terrific player. £22m was maybe a touch steep but we badly needed a strong centre (sound familiar) and he really looked like he could be that. And he was for half a season.
And then? Don't know if it was motivation? Fitness? His wife? The Everton curse. I had such high hopes for him and he ended up becoming one of my most disliked players of the modern Everton era. Such a shame. Such a waste. Shows how hard making the right transfers can be as he seemed an excellent fit at the time.
61 Posted 14/06/2020 at 00:22:51
Schneiderlin has never been good enough for a team wanting to challenge for a top 6 place. To slow, lethargic and he seems mentally weak.
We have had worse players, but they would fight and show determination to improve. Schneiderlin hides between centre-backs or simply passes back far too often.
Don't kid yourself that when a midfielder plays more than a couple of forward passes to a teammate that makes him a good player or has had a good game.
Premier League average at best. Please please please be true.
62 Posted 14/06/2020 at 05:13:38
I'll echo what Sam says: I don't think I've experienced a player for us who I rated really highly and then went onto become one of my most disliked Everton players. Although, I do think Sigurdsson could be a challenger for that dubious honour, should we not manage to offload him this summer.
63 Posted 14/06/2020 at 07:39:53
The fans knew he wasnt a bad player, theyd seen him play well, so Id say they only turned on him when they saw him hiding, which is an unforgivable act for most football fans, and also rightly so.
He had no pride in himself, and even less for the shirt, a little shrug, as if to say it wasnt his fault, but people werent kidded, because they could see right through his lack of fight and application, and it antagonised them.
64 Posted 14/06/2020 at 09:49:46
Up, sorry, down there with... well the best I could come up with was AvdM, but at least he supplied 1 cross that helped to win a Derby. What's Schneiderlin done except steal money from day one?
The football equivalent of a gallic shrug, which, for 95% of his time here, is exactly what he gave.
Will not be missed, well not by me.
65 Posted 14/06/2020 at 09:51:09
I think well be stuck with him. In any case, its pretty damning that we bought him for £22 million and are looking to sell him for £1.8 million 3 years later...
66 Posted 14/06/2020 at 10:13:24
£1.8 million to get him off the wage bill sums up the club right now. Littered with expensive signings who just haven't done it or weren't capable in the first place.
We really need to learn from the last 3 or 4 seasons about our recruitment.
67 Posted 14/06/2020 at 10:18:51
He tried to replace Gueye but showed himself not to be up to it. He doesn't suit Ancelotti who wants more movement and dynamism from his team. The days of rigid structural positioning are gone at Everton and Schneiderlin sitting in front of the back four is redundant.
He has to be moved on, rather than sitting about Finch Farm moaning, even if Everton have to part pay his wages at another Club.
68 Posted 14/06/2020 at 10:53:35
So for the foreseeable it will be signings like Neville and Howard, Schneiderlin, Walcott and Iwobi, players deemed surplus to requirements to their present top 6 clubs. Mina, Digne and Gomes rejects from Barcelona, though to be fair the Barcelona rejects look at least a class above players bought from the top 6 Premier clubs.
We don't seem to produce many youngsters who make a regular contribution to the first team.
69 Posted 14/06/2020 at 10:59:13
This might not happen but it wouldn't surprise me because some of these modern footballers are not bothered, especially because money has made them rich beyond their wildest dreams, which is the saddest thing about it imo.
They've made you rich beyond your wildest dreams and you don't even fucking try — incredible!
70 Posted 14/06/2020 at 11:49:29
What we can't do is what we, Newcastle, West Ham have tried to do in recent years - which is spending big on players who (like Sigurdsson, Yarmolenko, Joelinton etc) aren't quite top 4 quality because that's the best we can get.
71 Posted 14/06/2020 at 13:30:18
72 Posted 14/06/2020 at 13:31:55
Money to burn was always just a dream but when it became a reality it turned into fools gold - particularly on the pitch. How can a club engage so many useless managers one after another ?
73 Posted 14/06/2020 at 14:03:00
Found this from Koeman at the time of Morgan's signing:
“Hes a strong character. I worked with him for one season at Southampton and hes a midfield player who can play in different positions in the midfield. Hes also a fast player, hes a clever player and hes a personality. Normally, hes part of the French national team and at 27 years old hes part of the future at Everton.
“Morgan is really hungry to show his qualities and to play because that is the best thing for a football player. You are born as a football player to play games, not to sit on the bench or not be part of the team. But this is a new step, its a new future and he will show his qualities. I am convinced of that.”
74 Posted 14/06/2020 at 14:15:38
75 Posted 14/06/2020 at 15:47:17
Our biggest problem since Moyes left has been appointing different managers with different strategies who have all wanted to bring in more and more players, with few leaving. Weve ended up with over 30 first team players. Weve brought in 5 goalkeepers alone. Its unbelievable that the likes of Sandro and Besic are still at Everton.
Its one thing having players getting older - like Baines and Jags - and wondering whether to give them an extra year. These players are useful back up and can still contribute when required.
Its another thing buying shit who are not good enough in the first place, and then being lumbered with them and struggling to give them away because we are paying them top dollar. Unfortunately, weve bought a lot of players in this bracket recently. Bolasie, Williams, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Niasse - the list goes on.
We should not be buying players over the age of 26. We should not be paying players over £100,000 a week unless they have earnt their stripes here - like Lukaku - and shown they are worth it.
We are now on our 2nd Director of Football and we still dont seem to have such a strategy in place. We must get back to having a small but competitive squad - fire sale required - being pushed by hungry home grown lads. We must make sure we never repeat the mistakes we have made in the transfer market in the last 7/8 years.
76 Posted 14/06/2020 at 16:07:14
The decision makers at Goodison have goofed big time over the last few seasons and it's time for some real astuteness to be used.
The rest of this season won't prove anything and will be just more of the same so we all hope that Carlo will demand a clear out of the debris during the break (if they have one).
77 Posted 14/06/2020 at 18:41:18
I think what you say has been apparent for years.
What's more, when Everton hadn't the money, they sometimes got players worth the money, as long as Kenwright wasn't dealing with Man Utd. When they have the money they get the next step up the mercenary rip off merchants.
If Everton are not competing in the top four of winning Cups, they never will be a good career move for a top professional player who actually would be part of a team that would actually win something. The other thing is that a good player knows a good team. He has to if he wants to win anything. They would smell a rat real quick.
Brands took a new approach to try to break this barrier by taking a chance on injury-prone players and the success of that has been questionable.
You could take your theory a step further in what the management team have had is not of the standard to achieve a winning team, and even prone to rip off, being rip off merchants themselves.
In the case of Ancelotti, he is the first-time that a manager of the required calibre has been appointed, but he is in the position of getting his corresponding wages, whatever the outcome, not taking bonuses into account. It will be interesting to see what players are prepared to join Everton under Ancelotti.
It's another long-term project, with barriers and risks we are all well acquainted with.
78 Posted 14/06/2020 at 18:43:47
79 Posted 14/06/2020 at 20:33:15
80 Posted 15/06/2020 at 07:48:18
81 Posted 15/06/2020 at 11:11:19
I have never been a fan of Schneiderlin from day one, and have never voiced my opinion otherwise. I believe I can count on one hand the amount of decent performances from him over his tenure. Without using a calculator, that is a very poor return.
Whether we get a fee or not, get him gone, and send all the other deadwood packing too and then we can rebuild a decent team. What an expensive lesson the club has hopefully learnt from.
82 Posted 16/06/2020 at 07:40:08
I'd bite their hand off. Surprised we'd get anything for him.
83 Posted 17/06/2020 at 02:27:11
We also have to find roles for both Iwobi and Kean. £50M worth of blawh. Fingers crossed when Brands brings in the next round of 5 players at least 2 of them are fit and capable of playing from the off. Ive only ever witnessed QPR fuck things up worse.
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