Several experts around the world are advising German international captain Bastian Schweinsteiger to leave Bayern Munich this season and join Premier League giants Manchester United. The veteran midfielder still has a year left in his contract, but apparently the club is no longer interested in retaining his services and thus they have not offered him a contract extension yet. This uncertainity over his future may become a driving force in him heading out of Bayern and join United.
According to ESPN, Former Bayern Munich manager Felix Magath recently said: “Schweinsteiger should move to Manchester United to ‘develop his personality and find ‘a different environment and new impulse’ ahead of Euro 2016.”
He added: “uncertainty is the worst for everyone, players and coach”.
Magath was at the helm of affairs when the midfielder had joined Bayern Munch way back in 2004. Magath feels that a move to Old Trafford would perfectly suit Schweinsteiger and he should not ponder much over his decision.
Ex German and Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus also thinks that he wshould leave the club soon. He was quoted: “Schweinsteiger needs a coach who backs him in the autumn of his career. If he has an offer of a European top team, I’d tell him to move”
It was reported earlier that club manager Pep Guardiola had said that the decision the player’s transfer will completely depend on Schweinsteiger. The ball is now clearly on Schweinsteiger’s court and he has to take a call.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is supposed to meet Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge soon for a meeting at Sabener Strasse. Each side will wait for the other side to move first. Schweinsteiger might tell them to offer him a big contract. He might also respond emotionally if the club don’t profess their intention to keep him beyond next summer. Bayern on the other might expect the player to commit his future and then offer him a fresh contract.
His move to Premier League giants Manchester United will completely depnd upon his meeting with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Louis van Gaal is in search of a marquee central midfielder who can control the game from halfline. All eyes will be on the German player in the coming weeks.