Yesterday it was reported by the Telegraph that Everton have decided to give Morgan Schneiderlin another chance to shine at Goodison Park. The report claims that Marco Silva is ready to keep the player at the club, despite a poor 2017-18 for the club.
The Frenchman was signed in January 2017 from Manchester United. The fee was reported to be in the region of £24 million and he went on to have an immediate impact at the club.
He formed an excellent partnership in midfield with Idrissa Gana Gueye and Everton fans were very pleased with their new arrival.
But things swiftly changed in the 2017-18 campaign. Schneiderlin struggled at the start of the season under Ronald Koeman and continued to put in poor performances throughout the season.
The 28-year-old quickly became one of the main objects of Everton fan vitriol, along with Ashley Williams, after several below-par performances. It was also his attitude which seemed to irk Everton fans.
The Frenchman often looked disinterested in games, which did not sit well with the Goodison faithful.
Despite some improved performances under Sam Allardyce toward the end of the season, fans at Everton were still hopeful of seeing the back of the midfielder this summer.
Here is some of the best reaction to the news he is set to stay…
If Marco Silva thinks Morgan Schneiderlin is worth keeping after this season, that is a little worrying.
If he gets him back to first season form, would you take that?
— Birmingham Blues EFC (@BirminghamEFC) June 14, 2018
Schneiderlin should be added to that list tbh why give him a second chance he is awful
— Declan O’Keefe (@DeclanOKeefeEFC) June 14, 2018
If Schneiderlin is staying there is no chance we will get William Carvalho. #EFC
— James Brougham (@JamesBrougham1) June 14, 2018
A bit of a mad situation regarding Schneiderlin, he’s clearly got the ability and is a very capable footballer, but his attitude stinks the place out.
If Marco Silva can get the best out of him on a consistent basis #EFC have got a player on their hands. Very big if, though.
— Tom Ferguson (@TomFerguson) June 13, 2018
Is there any proof that Schneiderlin actually wanted to leave or was it just a story? He’s our best midfielder on his day I’m not against him staying
— george ?????????????? (@GeorgeWoodEFC) June 13, 2018
This reads as an indication that they’d rather give Schneiderlin a fresh start as opposed to spending money to replace him when that money could be used for other positions of need. #EFC https://t.co/9RQCwPapsf
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) June 13, 2018
Not Morgan Schneiderlin’s biggest fan and if he wants to leave Everton, he can.
However, always felt he could be the one player in the squad to fit easily into Marco Silva’s style of play.
Just needs to sort his attitude out.
— Ian Croll (@Iancroll1) June 14, 2018
Of course I agree but Schneiderlin hasn’t got a great attitude decent player bad attitude and he got himself deliberately sent off against Lyon
— Soph (@SophGallagher4) June 14, 2018
We shouldn’t even consider keeping Schneiderlin. He downed tools last season only putting in any effort in the last few games to impress a potential buyer .He’s stated he wants to leave ,we don’t need that attitude at the club.
— Brian Banana (@Brian_ban) June 14, 2018