Man Utd Hold Talks With World Cup Winner Over Potential Summer Move
Manchester United are eyeing a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and have already held preliminary talks about a potential summer deal
As the opening of the summer transfer window approaches, managers are working hard identifying targets and lining-up potential deals so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Manchester United are linked with Bastian Schweinsteiger….
Manchester United are eyeing a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and have already held preliminary talks about a potential summer deal, according to reports today.
Schweinsteiger has been at Bayern his entire professional career and after coming through the clubs youth ranks, he’s gone on to win a whole host of honours including 8 Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.
However, his future at the Allianz Arena is in doubt as the midfielder is about to enter the final year of his contract and he’s so far refused to commit his future by signing an extension, with the 30-year-old telling reporters recently that he’s in no hurry to discuss a new deal.
“I am in no hurry to renew,”
“It is not something that bothers me because I have a year left before it expires.
“The important thing is that my physical problems and injuries are resolved. The rest will follow.”
The uncertainty has led to speculation he could be looking for a new challenge this summer and it appears he may get the chance to test himself here in the Premier League.
The Telegraph claim that Manchester United are ready to offer Schweinsteiger the opportunity to move to Old Trafford and preliminary talks are understood to have already taken place through intermediary agents.
Louis van Gaal has already confirmed he’s in the market for another top class midfielder this summer and the newspaper suggests that the Dutch boss is ready to offer Schweinsteiger a longer and more lucrative contract than Bayern are prepared to put on the table.
van Gaal knows the German World Cup winner well from their time together at the Allianz between 2009 and 2011 and it appears the United boss ifs hoping his relationship with the player will help lure him to Old Trafford this summer.
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We’ll have to wait and see how this all develops but it would certainly be a major coup if United were able to land Schweinsteiger this summer as he’s a world class midfielder who would add a huge amount of quality to their squad.
There’s no doubt United have been over-reliant on Michael Carrick and they miss him greatly when he’s been on the sidelines through injury, so another midfielder is required and Schweinsteiger would fit the bill perfectly.
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