Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms Bastian Schweinsteiger will join Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that the club have reached an agreement with Manchester United over the transfer of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The German World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Man United for a number of weeks and the club have ramped up their efforts to sign him in recent days.

Bayern and United have now reached an agreement over the transfer of Schweinsteiger, putting an end to the speculation.

Speaking about the switch, Rummenigge said: “”Basti clearly told me that he wants a new challenge in Manchester. We respect his decision. I wish Basti all the best.

“Even with Basti’s departure, we have many options in midfield. [Pep] Guardiola and I are satisfied with the squad. Basti spent 17 years with us, we will think about something to pay him the tribute he deserves.

“Basti didn’t leave because of Guardiola. It was his own decision.”

There has been a huge amount of rumours, speculation and gossip surrounding Schweinsteiger so it comes as a massive relief to hear Rummenigge officially confirm the news.

Schweinsteiger is an unbelievable signing and one that will go a long way to making United a force at home and in Europe once again. However, United’s business can’t stop here. The club have been linked with moves for Morgan Schneiderlin and Sergio Ramos and it is clear that they still need more fresh faces ahead of the next campaign.

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