Well we’ve been talking about it for weeks but it seems that there has been some serious truth in the rumours circulating around Bastian Schweinsteiger’s proposed move to Man Utd.
Goal.com have exclusively revealed that Manchester United opened talks over an £18 million move for Bayern Munich’s German star after club officials flew out to Germany.
United executives flew out to Munich for a Thursday meeting to discuss Schweinsteiger’s future and a £18million proposed move to Manchester. The execs apparently stayed in the German city overnight in a bid to beat Chelsea and Real Madrid to his signature.
Sir Alex has apparently identified Bavarian Schweinsteiger as the ‘natural successor’ to Paul Scholes, who at 36 is quickly closing in on retirement. The 26-year-old is well known for his drive and creativity, as well as an impressive combination of passing and flair.
Schweinsteiger’s contract at Bayern Munich expires in June 2012 and his future in Munich has been the talk of the tabloids as the German International stalls over a new contract at the Allainz Arena.
The German World Cup star also recently revealed that his brother has implored him to consider a possible to United, and now Bayern’s poor form and dipping league position may see the midfield ace leave the Munich club, who languish in seventh in the Bundesliga.
A move would be most likely to happen in the next Summer transfer window and United look set to match Bayern’s outrageous offer of £140k p/w in wages over a five-year contract.
Schweinsteiger is keen to take on a new challenge abroad and Manchester United is certainly looking the most likely target.
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