Manchester United forced to pay huge amount to get rid of midfielder

Bastian Schweinsteiger arrived at Old Trafford from Bayern Munich amid much fanfare last summer.

Former United manager Louis Van Gaal, who had previously worked with the German at Bayern, secured the signing of the midfielder for £6.5 million, and many United fans thought that they have got the better part of the deal.

A hugely experienced and talented midfielder, who had won almost all the major honours for his club and country, for such a measly amount! What was not to like?

However, the German international’s move to the Premier League didn’t pan out as well as United fans would have hoped. The 31-year-old’s debut season for the Red Devils was plagued by injuries and he was able to make only 18 appearances in the English top flight.

United’s new manager Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to get rid of the midfielder this summer, but that could hurt the club’s finances, according to a report by the Sun.

It claims that Schweinsteiger, who still has two years left on his deal, is not keen on quitting United and the club will have to pay the remainder of the contract, which translates to £14 million, to axe him.

The report quotes a United source: “Bastian will cost every penny of the £14 million still owed to him on his two-years left.

“He has had talks with Jose over his future but it is still uncertain at this stage. The new few weeks will reveal more. He will not be pushed out and will sit tight for pay-off.”

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in the veteran midfielder, who was part of Germany’s squad at Euro 2016, reaching the semi-finals before losing to France with a 2-0 scoreline.

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