Bastian Schweinsteiger is officially being put up for sale by his current club, Manchester United. With the arrival of new manager Jose Mourinho this summer, the German star has fallen quickly out of favor, and has even been booted out of first team duties.
According to Give Me Sport, German publication Bild has confirmed that Manchester United is putting a very modest price tag on Schweinsteiger. The midfielder’s services are reportedly up for sale for only £2 million. This is a very modest price to pay for someone who was instrumental in Germany’s win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has also proven that he still has some skills, by playing for Germany in Euro 2016.
Bastian Schweinsteiger left Bayern Munich to join United in 2015, after catching their attention through a successful World Cup and domestic performance. However, since joining United, he made only 18 appearances and scored once. He suffered a season riddled with injuries, and the team’s mediocre overall performance did not help his case.
Big changes were afoot and Jose Mourinho brought with him a big overhaul plan. Manchester United welcomed international superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer. Shortly after, Paul Pogba made a much publicized comeback with the biggest transfer fee in football history.
The arrival of the team’s new stars plus the abundance of young talent pushed Schweinsteiger even further into oblivion. Earlier this month, he was reportedly ordered to train with the reserves, instead of the first team squad.
Despite being pushed aside, Schweinsteiger has not spoken about any discontent. He was even spotted watching Manchester United’s opening English Premier League fixture from the stands. Italian giants Juventus as well as both AC and Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing him.
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 19, 2016
If all else fails, his former club, Bayern Munich, is reportedly open to talks of a homecoming. It was reported earlier that the club is not closing its doors, should Schweinsteiger express a desire to make a sentimental return.