Morgan Schneiderlin wishes to join a Champions League club

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Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has taken off the lid over doubts regarding his future. The French international was recently talking to France Bleu Alsace radio station when he admitted that he expects his future to be resolved in the coming days, even before the pre season starts in July.

Schneiderlin has been linked to Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United but the player wishes to join a club with Champions League football. Spurs, who are not in the competition, seem to be out of the race with Arsenal and Manchester United still in the race.

While Schneiderlin was adamant on leaving last summer following Southampton's mass exodus, the player stayed for another season as the player struck a deal with the club that he'll be allowed to leave this summer. 

Schneiderlin was heavily linked with Spurs in the January window as former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino willing to bring the player to White Hart Lane. Schneiderlin, though stayed the whole season and now wishes to move to play European football. 

Schneiderlin is a central midfielder and is eyed as a perfect replacement to Michael Carrick who will be 34 this summer. The 25 year old would be expected to fill the right hand side midfield void and relieve some pressure off Michael Carrick.

The Saints midfielder missed the 2-1 defeat to United in December but was brilliant in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford when they beat United 1-0. The player also impressed Sir Alex Ferguson who described The Saints as 'the best team to play here this season' in 2013.


While talking to the France Bleu Alsace radio station Schneiderlin said: "The negotiations are ongoing and should be completed in the coming days, hopefully before the resumption of [pre-season] training next week."

The player had earlier hinted of his desire to move by tweeting: "Somewhere on Planet Earth ... Thinking about what the future holds ...."


Louis van Gaal desperately needs a holding midfielder to add to his squad. Someone who could play regularly in the starting XI which Michael Carrick might not, given his age and regular injuries. 

Schneiderlin definitely fits in but Van Gaal wishes to move first for another French star Paul Pogba and German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. Reports suggest Van Gaal will move for Schneiderlin if he fails to land the other targets.

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