Manchester United to pay Bastian Schweinsteiger $12M to leave squad; German could join Chicago Fire in MLS

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Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay a huge amount just for Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave the squad, according to rumors. Jose Mourinho, manager of the Red Devils does not want anything to do with Schweinsteiger, who has also been moved to practice with reserves this season.

Schweinsteiger is under contract with Manchester United until 2018, but if he agrees to the buyout then there could be a possibility of making a transfer to another team, outside Europe. This will help the German find regular first-team opportunities, which he rarely finds at Old Trafford.

There are rumors that Schweinsteiger will be moving to the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States. The Chicago Fire Soccer Club is seemingly interested to sign the former Bayern Munich midfielder. The 32-year-old is currently in talks with the MLS club and a buyout with Manchester United could be the final nail in the coffin of his time in England.

According to photographs taken by The Express, the German was seen in a meeting with the Chicago Fire officials last Friday. It’s not confirmed what the talks were about but it’s likely about the Schweinsteiger’s move to the US.

The veteran German midfielder has struggled to adjust life in England ever since his move from the Allianz Arena, last year. Missing most of last season to injuries, Schweinsteiger has failed to impress current manager Mourinho and is yet to start a game for the Red Devils this season.

The former Germany international made only 18 appearances for Manchester United under former manager Louis Van Gaal, last season.

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