Manchester United set to pay Bastian Schweinsteiger around £10m – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United are set to pay Bastian Schweinsteiger around £10m to get him off their books if he doesn’t leave the club in January, according to reports.

The German had been frozen out at Old Trafford since the Portuguese boss took over from Louis van Gaal during the summer.

After having to train with the reserves, Bastian was linked with a summer move to Sporting Lisbon, but rejected the deal and claimed Man United would be the last club he plays for in Europe.

Despite being allowed to train with the first-team again, United will have to give 32-year-old a staggering payoff as he is currently on £180,000-a-week and is owed around £18m in wages with two years left on his deal.

Bastian has kept up his obligations as he has been training with a fitness coach each day and is brilliant shape, but he hasn’t been anywhere near the matchday squads.

His wages will be a stumbling block in his transfer, but a move to America or China could be on the cards as they can afford to pay him.

There have been calls for Schweinsteiger to fight his way back into the squad, especially with our current issues but it remains to be seen whether we’ll see him in a United shirt again.

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