Manchester United have been afforded a massive boost to their transfer plans for the summer, as it’s been revealed that Pep Guardiola is willing to listen to offers for Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Recent reports have suggested that the Germany international, who has enjoyed a long and successful career at the Allianz Arena, has been earmarked as Louis van Gaal’s top target, and that the Dutchman wants him over a number of other midfielders. And now, courtesy of the Express, it’s believed that £10million may be enough to land the 29-year-old, as Guardiola doesn’t consider him to rank amongst Bayern Munich’s key players.
Whilst Van Gaal would look to make Schweinsteiger an essential component in his new-look United side, Guardiola is keen to given Thiago Alcantara plenty of game-time next season, and so is willing to shift his vice-captain to make room. As such he will listen to United’s offer - should they choose to lodge a formal bid - and give his consent to the sale providing he deems it suitable.
The prospect of Schweinsteiger arriving at Old Trafford is enough to make the majority of United fans salivate with anticipation, as they’ve lacked a midfield enforcer in recent years. If Van Gaal can orchestrate a scenario wherein the Bayern star becomes his first signing, it’s likely he will quickly become a crowd favourite.