Oliver Kahn has admitted he could understand if Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger decides to leave the club this year.
The 29-year-old has been a stalwart for Munich over the years but because of injuries, he has been limited to just ten Bundesliga appearances this season and ahead of what will likely be his last World Cup, it isn’t enough playing time.
Unfortunately for him, in his absence other midfielders have stepped in and Munich have played scintillating football without him which has left Schweinsteiger in a predicament, and Kahn believes if an offer came in from a club like Manchester United he’d have to accept it.
“I understand completely if Bastian went from this summer. If you have an offer from a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United, you have to accept,” he said according to TZ.
Like Wesley Sneijder, Schweinsteiger has always been considered one of the best players in the world in his position and was always seen as the perfect midfielder for United to sign.
However, he wouldn’t be the long-term solution David Moyes has talked about as he isn’t getting any younger and is 30 in August but Robin van Persie has shown that sometimes, a little bit of experience can go a long way.
If Schweinsteiger wants a guaranteed regular first team place when his full fitness returns, he may be forced to look elsewhere for the last few years of his career and Kahn sounds confident an offer from United would be too tempting to resist for Schweinsteiger.