Sch­nei­der­lin joins Ever­ton

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

France mid­fielder Mor­gan Sch­nei­der­lin ended an un­der­whelm­ing 18-month spell at Manch­ester United by seal­ing a move to English Pre­mier League ri­val Ever­ton for an ini­tial fee of £20 mil­lion pounds yes­ter­day.

Sch­nei­der­lin has signed a 4 1/2-year con­tract with Ever­ton, where he will be re­united with man­ager Ron­ald Koe­man. They were to­gether at Southamp­ton for two years, be­fore Sch­nei­der­lin left for United in July 2015.

"There is a man­ager in place here that I know," the 27-yearold Sch­nei­der­lin said. "I know he can get the best out of me, I know his style and how he likes to play foot­ball."

Sch­nei­der­lin was told he could leave United af­ter fail­ing to es­tab­lish him­self in the team un­der Jose Mour­inho this sea­son, play­ing only 11 min­utes in the Pre­mier League. He was in and out of the team un­der Mour­inho’s pre­de­ces­sor, Louis van Gaal.

"Mor­gan is re­ally hun­gry to show his qual­i­ties and to play be­cause that is the best thing for a foot­ball player," Koe­man said. "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, it’s a new fu­ture."

The fee for Sch­nei­der­lin could rise to £24 mil­lion.

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