The Tottenham faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern were not expecting a surprise move for this Manchester United ace today!
After a disappointing debut season in Manchester, a number of the punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern had touted Morgan Schneiderlin with a move away from United this summer – but could it still happen?
Well, according to the Daily Mail (11:11 am) – Tottenham have been sniffing around in the hope of getting a positive reaction from United as they look to poach the midfielder away from the club.
Crucially, the paper has suggested that United have thus far been unwilling to do business; but with over 12 hours to go until the Premier League Transfer Window shuts – anything could happen.
Should they be unsuccessful with a move today, the Mail is also suggesting that the London club would likely come back in for him in January should he become available.
The Tottenham faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern have reacted positively to the proposed deal, and have cited his style of play as being a perfect match for the way that Spurs play football.
Our landlord has also pointed out Schneiderlin’s experience playing under Mauricio Pochettino from his time at Southampton. He was in great form under the Argentine boss down south; could he transition that great form to London under the now-Tottenham boss?
As the above table, provided by whoscored.com suggests – Schneiderlin’s defensive characteristics would really benefit Tottenham. Particularly proficient at passing, tackling and intercepting balls – he could become a crucial cog in the Spurs midfield machine.
Whilst the deal is not looking likely today; a departure from United for Schneiderlin would make sense for the Frenchman. He is currently behind players like Pogba, Fellaini and Carrick in the midfield pecking order; giving him no clear route to the United first team.
Could it happen? Everyone here in the Football Transfer Tavern can’t work it out…
Tottenham fans – what would you make of a deal for Schneiderlin? Would you take him at Tottenham today? Man United fans – should he be given another chance?
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