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Bastian Schweinsteiger agrees to Manchester United move, per reports

The Bayern star is reportedly bound for Manchester and the Premier League.

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According to multiple reports, Bayern Munich (and German national team) star Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed to make the move to Louis van Gaal's Manchester United. No contract has been signed, as of now.

Though Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had squashed rumors of a purported Schweinsteiger for Angel di Maria swap days earlier, both Bild and Sport 1 are reporting that the midfielder has at least agreed in principle to making the jump to England.

BILD has reported that a transfer fee in the range of €20M has been agreed to and that Schweinsteiger will earn in the neighborhood of €10M annually, a figure consistent with his current salary at Bayern Munich.

UPDATE: Further reporting in Sport1 states that it will be a 3-year contract and that Schweinsteiger will earn €13M per season. At this time, the deal has not been signed by either party but that will occur in the next few days.

At the age of 30, if Schweinsteiger leaves this will present a new opportunity for some of the youngest Bayern Munich talent including the immensely talented Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg along with new arrival Joshua Kimmich. In many ways, it's symbolic of the passing of the torch as Bayern Munich gets much younger despite the continued presence of Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso in midfield.

Named Germany's captain after club teammate Philipp Lahm's post World Cup 2014 retirement, Schweinsteiger has never played for another senior team other than Bayern Munich and its reserve team, Bayern Munich II. Schweinsteiger has been a regular for Der Rekordmeister since the 2004-05 season.

If this is really the end of Schweinsteiger's stay in Munich, he'll leave having won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB Pokals, and a Champions League title to boot.

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