Manchester United set to sign Morgan Schneiderlin for £27 million
Morgan Schneiderlin on the verge of completing a move to Manchester United
July 7th, 2015
It has been a lengthy pursuit although Manchester United are now close to recruiting Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton, with the Frenchman keen to leave St Mary’s and play for the Red Devils.
Ronald Koeman has conceded defeat when it comes to keeping the midfielder at St Mary’s, although Southampton will only sell the player at the right price which means that United will need to stump up £27 million for his services.
Schneiderlin agitated for a move away from the south coast club twelve months ago following the departures of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, although his hopes of joining Tottenham Hotspur were rebuffed as Southampton dug their heels in to keep the player.
However, it appears as though the Saints are powerless to stop one of their prized assets from linking up with Louis van Gaal and the bookies make Manchester United a best price 1/6 to land the Frenchman.
“Every player has his price and we have experience as a club of selling players,” Koeman said.
“Last season we sold some players, and if there is interest in Morgan then OK. But it has to be at the price the club wants. He is one of the key players or our team, an international player. And I don’t think is a problem for Manchester United.
“I have spoken a lot with Morgan. Last season we finally said: ‘Stop all this business because we are not selling any more players’ [after Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert had been sold].
“That was difficult for him but he came back after a few days with good motivation and had a great season. But we know the situation now. There is a lot of interest in the player. With a club like United, we know it’s difficult to keep the player. But if they pay, then OK, we can make the transfer.”
United look as though they will be held to ransom, with Southampton keen to get the best price possible after taking impressive transfer fees for players last summer.