Six clubs are interested in signing Bastian Schweinsteiger in January – report

by Leo Nieboer

Six clubs are keen on securing Bastian Schweinsteiger‘s signature in January, with MLS side Chicago Fire leading the chase, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho, upon his arrival in June, immediately exiled Schweinsteiger from the first-team, insisting the German was not part of his plans at Manchester United.

The midfielder was pictured having discussions with Chicago manager Veljko Paunovic in Hale this weekend ahead of a potential move.

And according to The Times‘ Paul Hirst, Schweinsteiger has received interest from six clubs in total.

It is no surprise that numerous clubs are crawling over each-other to secure the 32-year-old’s signature. This is, after all, a World Cup winner, a Champions League winner, a man with 18 major honours. He has been to the summit and made it his own. But his capacity for featuring in a Mourinho side that places emphasis on a dynamic, aggressive midfield is, in the Portuguese’s opinion, largely limited.

The MLS, therefore, feels like the perfect place. Schweinsteiger has already made it clear that he wouldn’t play for another European club, and his introduction in the United States would be met with rapturous claim. Forget Andrea Pirlo, David Villa, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. The MLS would have a new king to worship.

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