Manchester United have become the favorite side to sign key Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin in the upcoming summer transfer window. The French midfield player has been constantly linked with a move to the Emirates for last 18 months.
Manchester United are in desperate need to sign a combative midfield player and have been linked with the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba but those transfers have gone cold.
Schneiderlin has been a proven premier league player with Southampton in last 2 seasons and has clearly expressed his desires to play for a Champions League side.
Arsenal were tipped to make a bid for the player but Arsenal’s recent FA Cup success has putt of Arsene Wenger from making any kind of significant signings in the summer. Manager has clearly expressed that he will not be going after the key transfer targets mentioned in the press.
This has left the door open for Manchester United to make a swoop for the Southampton star, who has been valued in the region of £25million.
Schneiderlin has proven his worth to the national side as well by being a regular feature in French national squad at the heart of midfield.
Louis Van Gaal has stressed on the importance of signing a right-footed midfield player and an able replacement for Michael Carrick. Schneiderlin is seen as the ideal man to take the mantle forward for United’s midfield and will be a reasonably cheaper signing at £25million.