Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is reportedly being targeted by French outfit Marseille. The German World Cup winner’s position at Old Trafford hit a new low after the club declared its financial result for the year 2016.
Marseille wants to sign Schweinsteiger when the winter transfer window opens in January, next year. The French club wants to add the German’s experience in midfield to crawl out of their difficult times, as reported by Telefoot, h/t TuttoMercatoWeb.com.
In the recently revealed financial results of Manchester United, it was revealed that Schweinsteiger’s value of $8.9 million was written off by the club. This is due to the fact that new manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t see the player in his first-team plans, according to Alex Richards of the Daily Mirror.
Despite being considered as one of the legends of the game, Schweinsteiger’s decline from grace has been difficult. The player, who received a standing ovation on his Germany international retirement, has been on the fringes at Old Trafford. He is currently not allowed to train with the first-team squad and has been doing his training with the reserves.
Although Marseille is interested in signing Schweinsteiger, it could be a difficult proposition for them when the winter transfer window opens in January. The player has stated earlier on Twitter that he will not play for another European club, aside from Manchester United.
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 24, 2016
The 32-year-old player may not be at his sparkling best, as he was with Bayern Munich. But, he still possesses the brilliance on the ball, silkiness in his tackles and leadership on the field. He could be a good addition to the French club.
However, if the former German international does become available on the transfer market as a free agent, there might be too much competition for Marseille to capture his signature.
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