According to reports in The Telegraph, Everton manager Marco Silva is ready to make a huge transfer call by handing midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin a fresh Goodison Park start, and Toffees fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
Previous reports in The Guardian on June 5 had suggested that the 28-year-old would be offloaded this summer following a largely disappointing 2017/18 campaign in which he was often heavily criticised by his own supporters for his performances, but now The Telegraph says that Silva wants to keep him on Merseyside.
It may well be a big decision by the 40-year-old, who could carry on with a central midfield duo of Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye next term rather than bringing in a new player in the middle of the park.
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one described it as Silva’s “first mistake”, another believes it should be the midfielder’s “last chance”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Big mistake keeping Morgan
— Bad Toffee (@badtoffee) June 13, 2018
Sounds good ,Schneiderlin is quality on his day
— S (@sharp21s) June 13, 2018
If this is correct the rationale seems logical. I would like Marco Silva to give Morgan Schneiderlin a fair crack. If he puts the effort in he is worthwhile maintaining.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) June 13, 2018
Schneiderlin has had his chance. The fans won’t take him back!
— ⚽️Jordan Miller? (@USMJordan23) June 14, 2018
If this is true I just don’t know anymore ? he’s a proper passenger! Ffs ? pic.twitter.com/KFfZRZbmeH
— James Murphy (@jay11efc) June 14, 2018
Schneiderlin should be added to that list tbh why give him a second chance he is awful
— Declan O’Keefe (@DeclanOKeefeEFC) June 14, 2018
There’s a good player in there. If he can get a tune out of Schneiderlin I’m all for him trying. Last chance tho.
— Johnny Alpha (@Strontiumdog500) June 13, 2018
Schneiderlin can be a huge asset under the right guidance https://t.co/juFx5hX1DS
— Robert Kruse #1 Fan (@AC1878) June 14, 2018
— Patrick Waine (@wainepat) June 14, 2018
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