The Herald (Zimbabwe)

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-halfyear 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.” -

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