English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United are reportedly willing to help misfit Bastian Schweinsteiger out of the club. The German World Cup winner is not favored by new manager Jose Mourinho and the club hierarchy wishes to make his exit from the club easier.
The Red Devils board are in talks with Schweinsteiger to help him find a club without having to pay the remaining $22.17 million on his contract. The club will also ask for a meager $2.6 million as his transfer fee to ease his exit out of Old Trafford, as reported by Paul Hetherington of Daily Star.
Schweinsteiger has two years remaining on his current Manchester United contract. He was signed by former manager Louis van Gaal a year back, but has struggled with injury since his move to the Theater of Dreams.
Since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the manager, the Portuguese has made it clear that the 32-year-old doesn’t feature in his plans and the player could look for opportunities elsewhere. The player recently posted a picture on Twitter from the stands, showing support to his teammates while Manchester United played their first home match of the season against Southampton last Friday.
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 19, 2016
With the arrival of Paul Pogba, the veteran German’s future at Old Trafford is all but over. It has to be noted that Schweinsteiger made a total of just 21 appearances under Van Gaal last season.
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If reports are to be believed, Premier League club Sunderland is looking to sign the player this summer. New boss and former Manchester United manager, David Moyes wants to utilize the German’s experience in his team’s midfield, as reported by Samuel Lackhurst of Manchester Evening News.
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