Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Morgan Schneiderlin is still not over his failed move to the north London clubs, and while he is not keen on complaining any further, would probably be willing to move if the opportunity were to arise again, as reported by The Metro.
Schneiderlin’s mooted move away from Southampton turned into one of the longer running transfer sagas of the summer transfer window, with the midfield maestro publicly declaring his interest in a move away from the south coast club.
Discussions with Ronald Koeman and a staunch stance from the club about his availability saw him remain at St. Mary’s, one of few of their top talents not to take part in a considerable exodus from the club.
Despite the fact that he is clearly not over the failure of his move, he is still happy to remain at Southampton and stressed that he will play for the club that he still feels he owes a lot to, having joined them while they were in League One.
Schneiderlin said: “My situation was simple: at the end of the season my goal was to take the next step and join a club playing in the Champions League or the Europa League.
“There were offers on the table but Southampton made a clear choice, which was to keep me after the departure of certain players. They look to me for the future.
“I was ‘blocked’ but I must accept that because I have three years remaining on my contract. I could not afford to make a fuss and not play. I owe a lot to Southampton, who enabled me to make the France national team.
“I could not afford to go and clash with supporters who have always been cool with me. It would not have been cool for me to end up in an endless showdown.”