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Morgan Schneiderlin completes €23million move to Everton

Man United have sold the midfielder for a fee that could rise to €27 million.

MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN HAS completed a move from Man United to Everton, it has been confirmed.

The Toffees’ official Twitter account stated that the fee was £20 million (€23million), potentially rising to £24m (€27m).

Schneiderlin was signed by United from Southampton for £24m in July 2015, but after making 29 league appearances in his debut campaign with the Red Devils, he found himself surplus to requirements under Jose Mourinho this year, with Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera among the players preferred to the French international in midfield.

Schneiderlin joins Everton on a four-and-a-half year deal in a move that could spell trouble for James McCarthy.

The Irish international looks set to compete with Idrissa Gueye, Gareth Barry and Schneiderlin for the club’s two defensive midfield berths.

“Everton is a big club in the history of English football,” Schneiderlin told evertontv, after his signing was confirmed. “I always loved the atmosphere in the stadium, I always liked playing there. There is a manager in place here that I know can get the best out of me. I know his style and how he likes to play football.

Obviously he [Koeman] was a massive player when he was a footballer. You can only learn from the best and he gave me some nice advice to keep improving every day. It was a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to it again.”

The 27-year-old continued:  “I wanted a club to have big ambition because that’s what drives you forward, to come in every day and work for something that you want to achieve.

This Club has great expectations and the manager explained that this will take time but hopefully we can do it quickly and please everyone.

“I want to get the best results as possible and I have high expectations to help get this Football Club where it belongs in English football.”

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