Man Utd want to release Schweinsteiger but it will cost them
Manchester United are looking to cut their ties with German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, but they will have to pay a substantial compensation fee to the former Bayern Munich man, according to reports in Germany.
German newspaper Bild is reporting that veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is no longer training with Manchester United – not even with the reserves – as the red devils seek a way to bring about an early exit for the former Bayern Munich man.
United want to dissolve Schweinsteiger’s contract after manager Jose Mourinho made it clear that the 32-year-old does not figure in his plans, but the Red Devils will have to pay around €16 million in compensation in order to do so.
Schweinsteiger only moved to Old Trafford last season, and reportedly earns around €10 million per year.
His first season in the Premier League was blighted by injury and Mourinho feel that Scweinsteiger does not fit in with his system, with the German’s fragility and lack of mobility likely the reasons behind the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan coach’s decision.
Schweinsteiger recently declared that he was not looking to leave United, and that the Red Devils would be his last club in Europe.
However, the World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States, and he would be free to join an MLS side if an agreement can be made with United to rescind his contract.