Could reported Everton target Okay Yokuslu be Schneiderlin's successor?

Everton fans celebrate Chris Smalling of Manchester United's own goal by lighting a flare during The Emirates FA Cup semi final match between Everton and Manchester United at Wembley...

Morgan Schneiderlin's time at Everton seems to be over but could Trabzonspor's Super Lig ace Yokuslu replace him at Goodison Park?

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Expect to see a very different looking Everton side take to the field when the 2018/19 season kicks off.

The Guardian states that the Toffees are set to cash in on a whole host of their under-performing players with the £24 million midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin among those on the chopping block.

Schneiderlin struggled to make an impact during 18 months at Manchester United and his reputation has declined further at Goodison Park, with supporters highly critical of a perceived lack of work rate from a player who shone so brightly at Southampton.

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park on October 19, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

And have Everton already identified a young, hungry successor for their out-of-form Frenchman?

Turkish Football believes that Everton are one of a number of English sides interested in signing Trabzonspor’s Turkish international Okay Yokuslu. They made an enquiry about his availability after scouting him in Tuesday’s international friendly clash against Russia.

Yokuslu, who is understood to be valued at a bargain £7 million, has been compared to Barcelona linchpin Sergio Busquetts for his ability to win back possession and start attacks from deep.

Turkey's player Okay Yokuslu celebrates his goal during the FIFA Under 20 World Cup Group Stage Group C football match between Australia and Turkey at the Avni Aker stadium in Trabzon on...

He averaged 2.5 tackles and 2.4 interceptions per game last season while also boasting an impressive 83 per cent pass completion rate.

It is understood that Everton were not the only Premier League side who scouted the 24-year-old Yokuslu this week but, if the Toffees win the race, expect Schneiderlin to move a step closer to the exit.

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