By Mark Weasley
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that midfielder, Morgan Schneiderlin is free to leave the club in the January transfer window, if clubs are willing to table the right price. The 53-year-old made this submission when asked about the future of the former Southampton man in the pre-match press conference for the Boxing Day clash at home to Sunderland.
Schneiderlin, who was signed in 2015 for £24m under Louis Van Gaal has struggled for gametime this season, featuring just thrice in The Premier League, and has set his sights on a move away from The Theatre of Dreams come next month.
Sky reported earlier this week that West Brom had tabled a £18m bid for the defensive midfielder, but it is yet unclear if that valuation by the Tony Pulis-tutored side is at par with what United want for him.
via Skysports, Mourinho was quoted as saying, “My answer is simple: if he’s playing regular with me I have the right to say ‘no way’. If he’s not playing regular I have no right to say to a player ‘you are going nowhere’.
“My answer was if the offer is right, and our board thinks that the offer is a good offer in relation to the quality of a very good player like Morgan, I would not stop him going.” he added.
As per same report, Everton are also rumoured to be interested in his services, but it would seem The Baggies have stolen a March on their Premier league rivals by tabling a bid for him already. He is a defensive midfielder cum central midfielder known for his assured tackling, passing range and ball-winning ability. He will offer quality to most mid-table sides in The Premier League.