Arsenal or Spurs must pay more than £27m to sign Morgan Schneiderlin

Published Add your comment

Football News

Southampton will tell Arsenal and Tottenham they must pay more money than Manchester United did for Luke Shaw if they want to sign Morgan Schneiderlin this summer.

The Red Devils paid a whopping £27 million to bring the 19-year-old left-back to Old Trafford earlier this summer, which represented a world-record fee for a teenager.

And, according to the Guardian, Saints will request more money for their in-demand midfielder, because they value him even more highly than the England international defender.

Related articles

- Arsenal to offer Morgan Schneiderlin lucrative salary package
- Morgan Schneiderlin wants Champions League football
- Arsenal open talks to sign Morgan Schneiderlin 

Schneiderlin has been with Southampton since the age of 18 when he arrived at St Mary's from Strasbourg in a £1.2 million deal in 2008. After learning his trade in League One and the Championship the 24-year-old has now established himself as one of the south coast club's most consistent Premier League performers.

His fine form under the former tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino last season earned Schneiderlin a surprise call into France's World Cup squad for Brazil, initially being placed on the standby list before injury to another player resulted in his inclusion in Didier Deschamps's final 23.

Arsenal interest

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been a long-term admirer of his fellow Frenchman, and came close to signing the youngster when he first joined Southampton six years ago. He's credited with an interest in bringing Schneiderlin to the Emirates Stadium again this summer, as he seeks a defensive midfield reinforcement to strengthen his team.

Arsenal have also been heavily linked with Real Madrid's World Cup winning midfielder Sami Khedira, but the Germany star's extravagant wage demands could price himself out of a move to north London.

Tottenham interest

Spurs have also been mentioned as a possible destination for Schneiderlin, a move that would see him follow former manager Pochettino to White Hart Lane.

However, neither Arsenal nor Tottenham are likely to meet Southampton's extravagant valuation of the player, having made it quite clear they will not be forced into selling.

Manchester United were made to pay over the odds for Shaw, who will likely be Louis van Gaal's first-choice left wing back this season, particularly after the sales of Alex Buttner and Patrice Evra.

Meanwhile, Liverpool forked out £25 million to sign ex-Saints captain Adam Lallana, and are also reportedly about to shell out £20 million for Croatian defender Dejan Lovren.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Morgan Schneiderlin
Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League
Manchester United
Luke Shaw

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again