Everton‘s Morgan Schneiderlin is closing in on a move back to France after the midfielder passed a medical at French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice. The 30-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his contract and has spent the past few days in the south of France to finalise the move.
Nice director of football Julien Fournier told French media: “He should sign on Monday. He has passed his medical. We are waiting for Everton‘s signature.” Schneiderlin joined Everton in 2017 in a €27.5 million deal from Manchester United. This season the midfielder has been struggling with injuries, limiting his time on the pitch to 18 appearances.
Schneiderlin is currently recovering from a knee injury, which he suffered at the start of 2020. It is expected that the transfer will be finalised after the current Premier League season, which will end on July 26th. In total, Schneiderlin has made 73 Everton appearances in the Premier League, scoring just once and receiving three red cards.
UPDATE: Schneiderlin completes transfer to OGC Nice
Morgan Schneiderlin has completed his transfer from Everton to OGC Nice for an undisclosed fee. Both Everton and Nice have confirmed that the 30-year-old midfielder has succesfully completed a medical and has signed a multi-year contract. “I can talk about the period he spent with me and I think it was a good period,” Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said.
“He had injuries but in the time he played, he played well. Everyone in the club is happy for what he did as a professional here and everyone wants to wish him the best. He had the desire to go back to France and we let him, he had the possibility to go there, so we wish him all the best for the future.”