English giants Manchester United have made the first official for Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The 30-year-old German midfielder has one year left on his current contract with the German side and had been linked with Manchester United.
As per reports the German is been offered a two-year contract at Manchester United which could be worth in the region of around €10m per year. Although the midfielder is at present earning the same at Bayern Munich but chances of him getting to play week-in, week-out at the German club look very slim as compared to the oppurtunities and the new challenge of playing in England seem for the World Cup winner.
Earlier in the day Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that the midfielder was very “flattered” by the interest from Manchester United.
Rummenigge said: “I spoke to him on the phone while on holiday and we’re going to meet again when he’s back. I’m not going to hide that I discerned from these talks that he is flattered by the interest from England.”
Schweinsteiger played under United boss Louis van Gaal while the Dutchman was in charge at Bayern Munich.