West Ham United keen on signing Everton star: Mario’s ideal midfield partner?

West Ham United manager David Moyes is keen to sign Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, as he looks to boost his midfield options.

The former Manchester United boss has already secured the services of Joao Mario from Inter in a loan deal and as per reports, the Hammers have also launched a loan bid for Schneiderlin, who has been underwhelming this season.

Everton are reportedly willing to part ways with the French midfielder after signing him last January for a fee of €22.9m. The former Manchester United midfielder has failed to impose his authority at Everton, with the Toffees largely failing to sustain their consistency under Ronald Koeman.

Although the Frenchman has made 19 appearances for Everton this season, his mediocre performances didn’t really help his former boss Koeman and even though Everton have steadied somewhat since the managerial change, Morgan hasn’t improved on his displays too much.

West Ham United, on the other hand, have also had their fair share of troubles this season. The Hammers currently stand 11th in the league table but manager David Moyes is now having to deal with a plethora of injuries with the likes of Edimilson, Andy Carroll, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid all being restricted to the sidelines.

Therefore, Morgan Schneiderlin’s acquisition could prove to be a smart piece of business by David Moyes, who has some good contacts with the Everton board members.

The former Southampton midfielder could definitely revitalize Moyes’ midfield options, especially after the signing of Joao Mario. With the likes of Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate, failing to find the balance in the West Ham midfield, the cunning midfield duo of two International players in Joao Mario and Morgan Schneiderlin could work wonders for the Hammers.

The 28-year-old has the ability to control the game, thanks to his impressive passing and ball-distribution. That being said, he’s also quite good when it comes to defending stances, often excelling in making important interceptions or making well-timed tackles.

Standing at 6ft tall, Schneiderlin may not be the most physically imposing midfielder but his tenacity coupled with his willingness to fight for his team could be ideal for this West Ham United side led by David Moyes.

Therefore, the Hammers should definitely look to seal the deal for this impressive French midfielder if they are to further strengthen their midfield department. It will be interesting to see how the duo of Moyes and Schneiderlin gel together in order to guide West Ham to a strong finish this season.

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