Morgan Schneiderlin: “There are discussions, nothing is done”

Speaking to RMC this evening, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin laid out his plans for the summer transfer window. 

On Southampton’s season:

“Nobody expected us to finish where we did, but we dealt with the season well, despite a slightly limited squad. But we are very happy to finish in this position which could give us European football if Arsenal win the Cup.”

On his injury:

“The injury is better. I still have the ligament in my left knee which hurts a bit, but I can run. But to touch the ball is still difficult, I will use the holidays to recuperate. I wanted to wear this shirt, it is an honour (French shirt). It is annoying. But I will be able to recover to have a good season next year.”

On his future:

“Yes I think I have taken my decision, we all know what it is. I am not getting ahead of myself, I learnt a lot last season. The aim is to remain in England, it is a league that I like a lot and where I really enjoy myself. If I leave Southampton it will be for a club that is playing at a better level than the Europa League. I will take my time to think, there are some discussions at the moment, but nothing is done. But of course the Champions League is my aim. If I quit Southampton, it will be for the Champions League.”

On his price:

“I still have two years on my contract, if a club pays the right price it will be difficult for me, the moment I leave. The price? I have no idea, but I won’t leave for a small price. Southampton are known as a high selling club, the price will be quite high.”

On Euro 2016:

“It is true that I am having the chance to be called up regularly, so I will have to make a choice that will allow me to play in the Euros next season. I need to give myself the best opportunity.”

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