Wanderers sign French international Morgan Schneiderlin and more big names could follow the former Everton star to the A-League club
- Schneiderlin played for Everton, Manchester United and Southampton in the UK
- The 33-year-old brings invaluable experience to the Wanderers squad
- He will play the rest of the season on a loan deal and more signings are imminent
Western Sydney Wanderers have secured a loan deal for French international Morgan Schneiderlin, in what could be just the start of a hectic transfer period for the ambitious A-League Men club.
The former Everton, Manchester United and Southampton midfielder has signed with the Wanderers until the end of the season.
Mesut Ozil of Arsenal challenges Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton for the ball in the English Premier League in 2020
Schneiderlin, 33, hasn’t played a competitive game since July of last year but could come into consideration for next weekend’s home meeting with Western United.
‘I am very excited to be here in Western Sydney with the Wanderers and I’m looking forward to starting my journey at the club,’ he said in a statement after completing his switch from Nice.
‘I have heard lots of good things about the Wanderers and I’m really ready to get started.’
Schneirdlin’s move came as a result of former Sydney FC midfielder Milos Ninkovic freeing up a visa spot by becoming an Australian citizen.
Schneiderlin French-born Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Everton
The Wanderers could be set for more movement before the transfer deadline on February 7 with reports in Europe linking Bosnian striker Sulejman Krpic with a return to his homeland.
Krpic has struggled to make an impact in the competition and has been restricted to cameos off the bench in the last month.
Head coach Marko Rudan is likely to look for another foreign striker and could be on the hunt for another defender after loaning Ruon Tongyik to Iranian side Mes Kerman.
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