Manchester United agree deal for midfield superstar

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Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.

Manchester United has a bid of £25 million accepted by Southampton for Morgan Schneiderlin. United, who has already signed Memphis Depay, is in the middle of a busy transfer window. David De Gea and Sergio Ramos are embroiled in what promises to be the transfer saga of the summer. De Gea, who has one year left on his contract,  apparently wants to move to Real Madrid.

The Daily Star has reported that both clubs have come to an agreement regarding the Frenchman, but the player is longing for a move to Arsenal. Schneiderlin clearly wants to go to a Champions League club, but his preference for Arsenal seems strange given the fact that they are already stocked with midfielders, so it might be hard for him to break into the first team.

Odds have also been slashed on Yohan Cabaye being transferred to Southampton. Cabaye, who desperately needs first team football after a disappointing spell at PSG, prefers Southampton because they offer him regular playing time, as he seeks to break into the French national team again. This might be one of the facts stopping him from joining Arsenal or any other big club, since it would be hard for him to break into a first quality team. First, he has to build his confidence back and the Premier League offers him a chance to do so. He will definitely be an asset to any team with his astute passing and intelligent reading of the game, so, should his transfer be confirmed, you can bet that Southampton tickets will be sold like hot cakes in order to admire his marvelous debut and performance.

Southampton under Ronaldo Koeman has performed impressively even after losing so many quality players last year. Even so, this transfer window looks bad for the Saints as they continue to sell their best players to richer clubs from the Premier League. Nathaniel Clyne seems to be set to leave for Liverpool, but the Saints are in good hands with Koeman and their fans will definitely enjoy the show to be put on by him and his boys next season while they try to improve their perform ace in the Premier League.

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