Bayern Munich chief Karl Heinz-Rummenigge has confirmed that Manchester United have agreed a deal for Bastian Schweinsteiger, and that the Germany international will complete a transfer to Old Trafford.
The experienced midfielder was previously highlighted as one of Louis van Gaal’s major transfer targets for this summer, with the Dutchman having been an admirer of the veteran since working with him during his own stint at the Allianz Arena.
Despite reports suggesting that Bayern weren’t keen on a deal taking place it appears the two parties have agreed terms, with ITV reporting that Rummenigge has confirmed the good news for the Red Devils.
On Bayern’s website the Bavarians’ chief executive told how he met with Schweinsteiger yesterday, and during the meeting the player informed him of a desire to leave.
"We have responded to this request," Rummenigge said.
"My colleague from Manchester United has contacted me. We have agreed on a transfer."
It can be safely assumed that with the arrival of Schweinsteiger United fans will be able to rest easy with regards to any fears they might have had about who would be anchoring their midfielder next season.
The Germany star has as much experience in the holding role as about anyone on the planet, and having won the Champions League and the World Cup his resume reads like a dream for any manager, especially one as diligent as Van Gaal.
What's more, with Michael Carrick now creeping towards the end of his career and struggling with injuries, United need a new set of legs in the middle of the park to both win the ball back and dictate the play.
Though Schweinsteiger wasn't the preferred option for Pep Guardiola he remains a world-class asset, and it would appear that Van Gaal has landed himself a very, very good player.
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