A report today in Bild+ (subscription required) says that Manchester United have, for the first time, made an official bid regarding Bastian Schweinsteiger. We've known that rumors have been flying around for weeks (months) now about Schweinsteiger's future in Munich, but now it appears that Manchester United are actually going to attempt to sign him.
According to BILD, Manchester United have made an official bid for Bastan Schweinsteiger. A two-year contract worth €10m per year.— DW Sports (@dw_sports) July 9, 2015
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge addressed the subject with the media today."I make no secret about it that, in our conversations, it sounds like he is flattered from the interest in England," he told reports. "I talked to him during his vacation. We will meet each other, when he is back." It has been rumored that Rummenigge and Schweinsteiger will discuss the midfielders future this Saturday when Schweinsteiger returns to Munich.
United is reportedly offering Schweinsteiger a two year contract at €10 million per season. I know what you're thinking, and yes, that is the same amount of money that he currently makes with Bayern. If he leaves, it's because he wants to leave.
At his age and with his recent injury history, one would normally advise against this kind of move. The Premier League is a little bit faster with more reckless challenges than the Bundesliga. Manchester United also do not have the depth that Bayern Munich have so Louis van Gaal would be counting on him to be THE MAN in their midfield. Would his ankles hold up against that kind of demand?
Schweinsteiger is also one year away from leading Germany into his first major tournament as captain. Why risk this by making such a big move in the latter stages of his career? \
Plus, England doesn't even have a winter break!
If this really is something that Schweinsteiger wants, all signs point to it being a bad decision on his part.