Everton have completed the transfer of French Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin for a fee of £24 million. Having found first team appearances hard to come by at Old Trafford and his last appearance being the 1-1 draw with Arsenal in November, the French man has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract that sees him team up with his former boss, Ronald Koeman, who is now in charge at Everton. With the recruitment of Schneiderlin, Koeman has let ex Manchester United player Tom Cleverly join Watford for the second time in his career on loan until the end of the season. As part of the deal, Watford will have the option to buy the former England International permanently at the end of the season.
Another player on his way out of Everton is striker Oumar Niasse, who has joined Premier League basement club, Hull, until the end of the season. The 26-year-old Senegal International joined Everton a year ago for a fee of £13.5 Million, but has been unable to find the net in any of his appearances. Niasse is joined over on Humberside by Brazilian midfielder Evando, who has signed from Portugeuse team Porto for an undisclosed fee. The Brazilian will link up with his former boss Silva as they were both together at Portuguese team Estoril earlier in their careers.
Crystal Palace have made their first deal in the transfer market since Sam Allardyce joined, by signing winger Jeffery Schlupp on a four-and-a-half-year contract from Premier League Champions Leicester City, for a reported £12 million. West Ham were also reported to be interested in the Ghana International, who played 24 times in the Foxes’ title-winning season, but hadn’t featured since Leicester’s defeat to Porto in December.