Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire from Manchester United: Reports


Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire from Manchester United: Reports
  1. Bastian Schweinsteiger joins Chicago Fire from Manchester United: Reports
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    Bastian Schweinsteiger had fallen out of favour at Manchester United since arrival of Jose Mourinho. (Source: Reuters) Even as Manchester United announced their summer tour of the United States spanning cities like Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC, one German member of their squad would already be across the pond plying his trade in the Major League Soccer. Bastian Sc…
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Even as Manchester United announced their summer tour of the United States spanning cities like Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC, one German member of their squad would already be across the pond plying his trade in the Major League Soccer. Bastian Schweinsteiger who has not found favour with manager Jose Mourinho and played only limited games has reportedly signed for Chicago Fire.

Fire have been after Schweinsteiger for a considerable period of time but that move stalled as the World Cup winner finally earned some playing time at Old Trafford – albeit in the Cup. But with that lasting for a short period of time, ‘Schweini’ can join Chicago Fire as early as next week depending on his visa application and physical fitness test, says a report in Chicago Tribune.

“We’re adding someone who has won at every level, including the very highest levels, and has done so in a way that is consistent with our values,” Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said. “We as a club will now be forced to hold ourselves to a higher standard, an accountability level. Previously, I think we could satisfy ourselves with what is known domestically. Now we need to rise to a standard that is set more internationally.”

The 32-year-old midfielder is reported to have signed a one-year deal that will earn him $4.5 million, as per a source, the report claims. There is a clause to add one more year to the contract.

“Throughout my career, I’ve always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact and to help make something great,” Schweinsteiger said in a statement via the club. “My move to Chicago Fire is no different. Through my conversations with Nelson and Veljko Pauno (coach)…

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