Date: 23rd March 2019 at 9:00am
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Morgan Schneiderlin has been reintroduced to the Everton first-team in recent weeks, but it’s hard to see him staying at Goodison Park this summer. The 29-year-old is one of the club’s highest earners and has struggled for playing time under Marco Silva so there’s little reason to keep him.

Schneiderlin might struggle to find a suitor, however, as he won’t come cheap unless Everton are willing to take a financial hit on the midfielder. Between October and February, the French international made only three Premier League appearances (128 minutes) so his value will surely suffer.

Everton paid £22m for Schneiderlin in 2017, but he’s currently worth around £16m and may be allowed to leave for even less than that. The former Manchester United midfielder earns £5.2m-a-year/£100k-per-week and is unlikely to find many clubs willing to meet his salary demands.

West Ham United were linked with Schneiderlin in the January transfer window, but nothing came of their interest. Spending £16m on a soon-to-be 30-year-old midfielder earning over £100k-per-week wouldn’t be the best piece of business.

Everton could do a lot with the money for his sale, but they need to be willing to accept considerably less.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article