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Tottenham Lining-Up January Swoop On Man Utd After Failed Deadline Day Bid
The summer transfer window is now closed for another year but it’s not time to look back on those deals that didn’t go through and those that are being lined-up for the future. Today, Tottenham are linked with Morgan Schneiderlin…
Tottenham are lining-up a renewed attempt to sign Morgan Schneiderlin in January after seeing a deadline day bid knocked back by Manchester United, according to the Express.
Mauricio Pochettino knows Schneiderlin well from their time together at Southampton where the midfielder spent seven years before joining United in a big-money deal 12 months ago.
The 26-year-old’s time at Old Trafford hasn’t gone according to plan as he struggled to make an impact during his debut season and has fallen out-of-favour under new boss Jose Mourinho with the midfielder playing just 5 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.
The Daily Mail reported on deadline day that Pochettino made an audacious attempt to take Schneiderlin to White Hart Lane only for Mourinho to block the proposed move as he wants a big squad to cope with the demands of playing in the Europa League.
However, it seems the Argentinean coach hasn’t given up hope of a reunion as the Express claim that the Spurs boss will continue to keep a close eye on the players situation over the coming months.
If Schneiderlin fails to force his way in to the United first team on a consistent basis, then the newspaper suggests that Tottenham will renew their interest and make another attempt to land the player during the January window.
With Paul Pogba a guaranteed starter, Marouane Fellaini seemingly back in favour and Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera also pushing for starts, Schneiderlin faces stiff competition in the middle of the park.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has also been named in United’s 25-man Premier League squad so regular playing time could be hard to come by for the French international, despite Mourinho’s decision to block his exit.
We’ll have to see what the next few months bring but I wouldn’t be surprised if Scheniderlin was open to the idea of linking up with Pochettino again at Tottenham in January if he continues to be on the fringes of things at Old Trafford.