The chief financial officer of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s former club, Sandro Sacco, has revealed how much Manchester United paid Bayern Munich for his services.
Schweinsteiger made the move from Bayern to Man United this summer but the fee has so far been unclear.
Youth side TSV 1860 Rosenheim confirmed the figures and revealed that they will benefit financially from the deal.
“The transfer fee for Bastian was €9m and we were credited for two years [with the club],” Sacco said.
“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.”
€9m for Schweinstieger is a steal and the transfer represents some of the best business by any club in the Premier League this summer.
The German oozes class in the middle of the park and United look a completely different team with him in the side. Having completed two full games while on international duty, Schweinsteiger will be hoping to start against Liverpool this weekend.