Morgan eyes 'great' club

Morgan Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin

First published in Sport

MORGAN Schneiderlin has claimed he “one day” wants to play for a “great club”.

The Saints midfielder has been quoted in the French media regarding his long-term future.

Schneiderlin, who has been at St Mary’s since 2008, is currently under contract until 2017.

The only two members of the current first team squad who have longer contracts are Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw, who are under contract until 2018.

Schneiderlin has long been linked with Arsenal, and it is believed Arsene Wenger was keen on the player prior to him joining Saints from Strasbourg as an 18-year-old.

When asked by the French media about the Gunners, the player is reported to have said: “Arsenal? I have a three year contract, then it will not be easy. “It is also my dream to one day play in a great club, so why not?”

Schneiderlin, however, praised Saints in the same interview with Foot Mercato.

“The club wants to grow,” he said. “We will try to finish as high as possible to continue like this for a long time.”

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6:46am Fri 21 Mar 14

White and red till dead says...

Ha she said it twice? Or is this the same report as yesterday?
Ha she said it twice? Or is this the same report as yesterday? White and red till dead
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7:34am Fri 21 Mar 14

donni1437 says...

I can't blame Morgan for wanting to play at the highest level, hopefully it'll be with Saints of course, and deep down he will be hoping that too.
I can't blame Morgan for wanting to play at the highest level, hopefully it'll be with Saints of course, and deep down he will be hoping that too. donni1437
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8:05am Fri 21 Mar 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

Surely not the DE trying to stir something from nothing?
Surely not the DE trying to stir something from nothing? Stroppy_gramps
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8:46am Fri 21 Mar 14

killared says...

Old story
Old story killared
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8:48am Fri 21 Mar 14

The only saint in COV says...

Soon our beloved club will be a great club as long as poch signs a new contract and a couple of new summer signings.
Soon our beloved club will be a great club as long as poch signs a new contract and a couple of new summer signings. The only saint in COV
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11:19am Fri 21 Mar 14

saint Compo says...

He probably says he wants to play for 'un grand club'. 'Grand' means big rather than great, I suspect. Saints are a great club but, admittedly, not a big club yet in the context of the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and the 2 Manchester clubs.

COYR
He probably says he wants to play for 'un grand club'. 'Grand' means big rather than great, I suspect. Saints are a great club but, admittedly, not a big club yet in the context of the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and the 2 Manchester clubs. COYR saint Compo
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1:39pm Fri 21 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Daily Echo people, you are so wonderful, giving us the same non story to read two days running.
Daily Echo people, you are so wonderful, giving us the same non story to read two days running. justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Fri 21 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

If great clubs win trophies, why would our Morgan even consider a transfer to Arsenal?

Arsenal haven't won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005 and they only just managed that on penalties! We all know that the FA Cup is these days considered by Premier League clubs as relatively unimportant, as compared to the Premier League title, or finishing in the top four to gain entry into the Champions League.

The sad fact is, Arsenal have failed to win the Premier League title since 1998!

Our national press is very London biased regarding football, with an all too obvious leaning towards Arsenal in particular.

But the Daily Echo is not a national newspaper. It is supposed to be our local newspaper! It would therefore make a most refreshing change if the Daily Echo would start showing a similar bias towards Saints, the biggest local club in its circulation area.

The writing in the Daily Echo of a French media derived article that supposedly quotes Morgan Schneiderlin is probably taking his words out of context, in typical journalistic fashion. This is potentially unsettling for the player, it is bad news for we Saints fans and it is unhelpful to Southampton FC.

So come on, Daily Echo, please stop your negative stirring and show some support for your local team.

The only thing about Arsenal that might interest me as a long time Saints fan would be news that Saints are interested in buying some of their best players.

I think we can safely say that the days of Arsenal or any other bigger club than Saints routinely buying our best players or best academy youngsters because Saints need the money are well and truly over. We might lose the odd one of our better players, who might be determined to leave, but regular departures to balance Saints formerly shaky finances are a thing of the past. How about an article about that, Daily Echo?

You know it makes sense!!!

The Southampton Way is onwards and upwards!!!
If great clubs win trophies, why would our Morgan even consider a transfer to Arsenal? Arsenal haven't won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005 and they only just managed that on penalties! We all know that the FA Cup is these days considered by Premier League clubs as relatively unimportant, as compared to the Premier League title, or finishing in the top four to gain entry into the Champions League. The sad fact is, Arsenal have failed to win the Premier League title since 1998! Our national press is very London biased regarding football, with an all too obvious leaning towards Arsenal in particular. But the Daily Echo is not a national newspaper. It is supposed to be our local newspaper! It would therefore make a most refreshing change if the Daily Echo would start showing a similar bias towards Saints, the biggest local club in its circulation area. The writing in the Daily Echo of a French media derived article that supposedly quotes Morgan Schneiderlin is probably taking his words out of context, in typical journalistic fashion. This is potentially unsettling for the player, it is bad news for we Saints fans and it is unhelpful to Southampton FC. So come on, Daily Echo, please stop your negative stirring and show some support for your local team. The only thing about Arsenal that might interest me as a long time Saints fan would be news that Saints are interested in buying some of their best players. I think we can safely say that the days of Arsenal or any other bigger club than Saints routinely buying our best players or best academy youngsters because Saints need the money are well and truly over. We might lose the odd one of our better players, who might be determined to leave, but regular departures to balance Saints formerly shaky finances are a thing of the past. How about an article about that, Daily Echo? You know it makes sense!!! The Southampton Way is onwards and upwards!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 4

4:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Alicesdad says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
If great clubs win trophies, why would our Morgan even consider a transfer to Arsenal?

Arsenal haven't won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005 and they only just managed that on penalties! We all know that the FA Cup is these days considered by Premier League clubs as relatively unimportant, as compared to the Premier League title, or finishing in the top four to gain entry into the Champions League.

The sad fact is, Arsenal have failed to win the Premier League title since 1998!

Our national press is very London biased regarding football, with an all too obvious leaning towards Arsenal in particular.

But the Daily Echo is not a national newspaper. It is supposed to be our local newspaper! It would therefore make a most refreshing change if the Daily Echo would start showing a similar bias towards Saints, the biggest local club in its circulation area.

The writing in the Daily Echo of a French media derived article that supposedly quotes Morgan Schneiderlin is probably taking his words out of context, in typical journalistic fashion. This is potentially unsettling for the player, it is bad news for we Saints fans and it is unhelpful to Southampton FC.

So come on, Daily Echo, please stop your negative stirring and show some support for your local team.

The only thing about Arsenal that might interest me as a long time Saints fan would be news that Saints are interested in buying some of their best players.

I think we can safely say that the days of Arsenal or any other bigger club than Saints routinely buying our best players or best academy youngsters because Saints need the money are well and truly over. We might lose the odd one of our better players, who might be determined to leave, but regular departures to balance Saints formerly shaky finances are a thing of the past. How about an article about that, Daily Echo?

You know it makes sense!!!

The Southampton Way is onwards and upwards!!!
They won the Premiership in 2003-4 .. unbeaten !! Not that much of a sad fact .. .I cant think of any other team that is likely to do that again
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: If great clubs win trophies, why would our Morgan even consider a transfer to Arsenal? Arsenal haven't won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005 and they only just managed that on penalties! We all know that the FA Cup is these days considered by Premier League clubs as relatively unimportant, as compared to the Premier League title, or finishing in the top four to gain entry into the Champions League. The sad fact is, Arsenal have failed to win the Premier League title since 1998! Our national press is very London biased regarding football, with an all too obvious leaning towards Arsenal in particular. But the Daily Echo is not a national newspaper. It is supposed to be our local newspaper! It would therefore make a most refreshing change if the Daily Echo would start showing a similar bias towards Saints, the biggest local club in its circulation area. The writing in the Daily Echo of a French media derived article that supposedly quotes Morgan Schneiderlin is probably taking his words out of context, in typical journalistic fashion. This is potentially unsettling for the player, it is bad news for we Saints fans and it is unhelpful to Southampton FC. So come on, Daily Echo, please stop your negative stirring and show some support for your local team. The only thing about Arsenal that might interest me as a long time Saints fan would be news that Saints are interested in buying some of their best players. I think we can safely say that the days of Arsenal or any other bigger club than Saints routinely buying our best players or best academy youngsters because Saints need the money are well and truly over. We might lose the odd one of our better players, who might be determined to leave, but regular departures to balance Saints formerly shaky finances are a thing of the past. How about an article about that, Daily Echo? You know it makes sense!!! The Southampton Way is onwards and upwards!!![/p][/quote]They won the Premiership in 2003-4 .. unbeaten !! Not that much of a sad fact .. .I cant think of any other team that is likely to do that again Alicesdad
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4:22pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Alicesdad says...

I make no apology for pointing out the Arsenal statistic. It is a staggering achievement.

One day we could be that big !

You must have ambition !!
I make no apology for pointing out the Arsenal statistic. It is a staggering achievement. One day we could be that big ! You must have ambition !! Alicesdad
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