New Everton manager Ronald Koeman will have a job on his hands this summer to rebuild a stale looking Everton squad. Koeman has said to be given a large transfer kitty so we take a look at four transfers that could happen within the Merseyside club in the coming weeks.
1 – Morgan Schneiderlin
According to reports, Koeman is very interested in signing his former midfield maestro Morgan Schneiderlin.
Schneiderlin worked under Koeman for two seasons at Southampton but departed in 2015 for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is looking at central midfielders including Andre Gomes and Nemanja Matic and if Schneiderlin was to become available Koeman would snap at the opportunity to be reunited with him at Goodison Park.
Koeman is closely watching developments ahead of a potential summer move; Manchester United would demand a fee of around £25 million if they were to part ways with the French international.
New Everton manager Koeman will be handed a £100]million transfer kitty this summer as he looks to reshape the squad that have underachieved massively.
The former Southampton man played a total of 230 games for the club scoring 14 goals. His impressive form caught the eye of Arsenal and Manchester United with the latter securing his signature.
His first season has been a disappointment at Untied, although he has already played 29 games for the club a lot of those appearances come from the bench.
We take a look at how Schneiderlin compares to Everton’s current central midfielder Tom Cleverly. Both players have played as the defensive midfielder for their club and Schneiderlin comes out on top for tackles win with an impressive 2.04 per 90 minutes, Cleverley isn’t too far behind with 1.90. Playing in one of the toughest leagues in Europe aerial duels are a key aspect for a midfielder. Cleverley comes out on top with 47.22% with Schneiderlin behind with 38%. Midfielders have the freedom to work all over the pitch and are expected to keep the game flowing. Cleverley once again comes out on top with average pass length with an impressive 19.50m, Schneiderlin is again behind on 16.69m.
If anyone can help Schneiderlin rekindle his fine form that saw him take the big step to United it is Koeman, under his former coach he was playing his best football and was one of the best midfielders in the league.