Chelsea and Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderin will miss Southampton’s last four games of the season with a knee injury according to Ronald Koeman.
The Frenchman limped off towards the end of Southampton’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend and will be out for around four to five weeks – which brings an early end to his campaign.
“Morgan will be out until the end of the season – for four or five weeks,” said Koeman in a news conference.
It means Schneiderlin will miss games against Sunderland, Leicester City, Aston Villa and a bout with Manchester City – though it’s bound to make little difference to Southampton’s aspirations towards the end of this campaign with a top four place surely ruled out due to an eight point gap with Manchester United.
However, with his continuing links to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Spurs, so say the Daily Express, perhaps the 25-year-old has played his last game for the Saints.
Schneiderlin was wildly expected to leave the south-coast side last season where a number of Southampton stars quit the club along with boss Mauricio Pochettino.
He eventually ended up staying, but comments earlier this season – where Schneiderlin suggested he could leave if Champions League football wasn’t secured – have led many to believe he could finally quit the club when the transfer window opens.