Morgan moves to Everton
LONDON. – French holding midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has joined Everton from Manchester United for an initial fee of £20 million, the Merseyside club said on Thursday. The 27-year-old signed a four-and-a-half-year contract in a deal that could rise to £24 million with bonuses. The move reunites Schneiderlin with Everton manager Ronald Koeman, beneath whom he worked for one season during his time at Southampton.
“Everton is a big club in the history of English football,” Schneiderlin said in comments published on the Everton website. “I’ve always loved the atmosphere in the stadium. I’ve always liked playing here. I can’t wait to play and to represent this great club.
“There is a manager in place here that I know. I know he can get the best out of me, I know his style and how he likes to play football.”
Schneiderlin made just eight appearances for United following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager last year. He posted a picture of himself in a United shirt on Twitter, accompanied by the words: “Thank you Manchester United.” – AFP