Bastian Schweinsteiger’s former club have revealed that the 31-year-old moved to Manchester United for just £6.5m, according to the Metro.
“The transfer fee adds up to €9 million. We have been credited for two years [that Schweinsteiger spent at the club],” the statement read.
“We will receive the payment in two instalments, and after deducting the advisor and legal costs, we will receive €19,000.We already received the first instalment in August.
“We are delighted about Bastian’s incredible career and also that we profit from it financially as his first club,” it continued.
Schweinsteiger has been slowly introduced into the United line-up by Louis van Gaal so it is too early to assess whether he will be able to reach the heights he managed at the Allianz Arena, but there is little question that whatever he achieves in the Premier League, the club have bagged a fantastic deal.
Although he only made 20 Bundesliga appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side last season, he managed to maintain the level that drove the Bavarian giants to so much success over the years, and that drove Germany to last year’s World Cup.
If he can find that form for his new side, he will not only help van Gaal’s men get back to where they believe they should be, but it should also help the club get the very best out of Morgan Schneiderlin, as he will get to work closely with the man that has defined the holding-midfield role in the last few years.
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