Marco Silva has said it’s ‘impossible’ that Morgan Schniederlin leaves Everton this summer, as per the club’s official website.
Everton have invested in holding midfielders Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin but Silva insists there’s still a place for the Frenchman.
He said: “It’s impossible [for] Morgan Schneiderlin to leave our club. Because if you look now, and look through our squad, the number of players we have, and the solutions you have… we lost Gana in that position… for that position we have Morgan and we have signed JP [Gbamin].
“In this moment, we have two players for that position and it is impossible for Morgan to leave our club. He will be our player until the end [of the window]. I have my squad closed and we will be with these players and work really hard to achieve what we want during the season.”
Loads of Everton fans took to Twitter when the club’s official account put the statement from Silva out there and they were buzzing about the news.
They thought the Frenchman was fantastic in the second half of last season and want to see more of the same in the coming campaign, now that he’ll be sticking around.
Good stuff. Played an important part, in what was our best period and performances towards the end of the season. He has the ability. We have all seen it. Fresh start this season. Smash it lad 👍💙
— Gary Savage (@sav4efc) August 9, 2019
Like a different player in that second half of the season
— Tom Renner (@tomrenner9) August 9, 2019
Needs to and should start tomorrow with Gomes
— Will (@WAJG_96) August 9, 2019
— 🦍 (@MagicMoise) August 9, 2019
Good, smash it Morgan 💙
— Stephen Leary (@MrEverton1878) August 9, 2019
He pulled his socks up towards end of last season! Leta hope he keeps it up! Still a decent player.
— Shaun Davies (@ShaunChiefEFC) August 9, 2019
He played well at the back end of last season when called upon
— Richard Lloyd (@Richlloyd1984) August 9, 2019
Schneiderlin is a classy footballer who lost his way but will find it again . Class doesn't go away
— Everton Wool (@EvertonWool) August 9, 2019
Quality player if he is in the right frame of mind
— Kingy (@EFCKingy) August 9, 2019
He gets a hard time. He’s boss
— Tom Harrison (@_TomHarrison19) August 9, 2019
Happy with this, very underrated player !
— Scott S (@ScottS13226600) August 9, 2019