The story of Morgan Schneiderlin in 2017-18 has been a strange one. Mismanagement. Poor form. Bad attitude. Resurgence. A desire to leave, and a new manager’s desire for him to stay. Until now, there has been precious little reports of another side actually being interested in the Frenchman, which obviously makes it difficult for Everton to make a move.
Wonder no more - according to France Football (via SportWitness), Ligue One side Marseille are tracking Schneiderlin, with the stipulation that they need to make a sale or two prior to any purchase.
The French magazine this week report the Ligue 1 side are following the Everton defensive midfielder closely, whose contract at Goodison Park still has three years left on it. However, signing Schneiderlin would only happen if one of Franck Zambo Anguissa or Morgan Sanson were to be sold, both for practical and financial reasons.
It’s up for debate whether or not William Carvalho would be an on-field upgrade on the lanky Frenchman. However, if the Portuguese midfielder is available on a free and Everton can get a fee for Schneiderlin, it could be a shrewd swap for the Blues, in more ways than one.