English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur have shown a late interest to sign Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United on transfer deadline-day. The midfielder is currently unable to find game time at Old Trafford and Spurs want to capitalize on the situation.
Tottenham coach, Mauricio Pochettino has worked with Schneiderlin before at Southampton and is familiar with the play of the Frenchman. He has asked the club authorities to test waters with United regarding the availability of the player, as reported by Ian Ladyman of Daily Mail.
However, Manchester United has shown little interest in entertaining Tottenham’s bid for the player. The Red Devils want to keep the player as a quality backup over the course of their long season.
Schneiderlin has failed to gain regular first-team football under new manager Jose Mourinho. He only featured in brief cameos against Leicester City and Bournemouth in the Community Shield and Premier League respectively.
Players like Schneiderlin and Darmian underperformed last season, but that was under LvG. Give them a fair chance to prove themselves.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 11, 2016
The resurgence of Marouane Fellaini under Mourinho has halted the playing time of Schneiderlin. However, the Belgian is extremely unpredictable over the course of the season and the Frenchman’s need will arrive in due time. It is not known whether the 26-year-old is eager to wait patiently for the opportunity.
With Bastian Schweinsteiger being told that he doesn’t feature in Mourinho’s plans for the season, Schneiderlin will be the first player to come into the team replacing Fellaini.
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Manchester United have already made four marquee signings this summer. It is unlikely that the Red Devils will be involved in any further business on the deadline day. Mourinho has stated of his satisfaction with the squad size.
Although Tottenham might be interest in Schneiderlin’s services, it seems that the player will stay put at Old Trafford for the time being.
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