Bayern Munich war horse has finally tweaked, the sought after midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed to a three-year deal’ with Manchester United
Manchester United have been trying for a long while to get the 30 year old German Machine player to agree to a deal to come to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils’ well-documented summer search for a high profile central midfielder has led to links with Southampton enforcer Morgan Schneiderlin, but it appears a move for the German has now been prioritised.
And German daily BILD has revealed that Schweinsteiger informed the Bavarians of his desire for a new challenge, citing United manager and former Bayern boss Louis van Gaal as a key factor in attracting him to England.
The 30-year-old has allegedly committed to a three-year deal worth around £7.5m and is on standby to fly to Manchester to complete his medical and other formalities.
Although there are still reports that suggest that only a fee still needs to be agreed, with Bayern reportedly holding out for £15m for the World Cup winner.
Schweinsteiger has found himself down the midfield pecking order at the Allianz Arena in the last 12 months, with the likes of Xabi Alonso, David Alaba, Thiago Alcantara and even Phillip Lahm now more favoured by Pep Guardiola.
The German has been with the Bundesliga champions his entire career and has over 100 caps for his country and has 342 appearances for Bayern with 45 goals to his name.
Schweinsteiger largely operates in the centre on but he is versatile enough to provide an option on the wing, either left or right. He is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world.
Schweinsteiger possesses a fearsome shot from range as well as a wicked delivery from set-pieces and his boundless energy serves him well.
Dubbed the “Midfield Motor”, Schweinsteiger is also a superb reader of the game and has scored spectacularly due to his good positioning. He has been called “the brain” of the German national team by his coach Joachim Löw.
He has been voted as the best German player in 2013. He is also known as the “midfield mastermind”.