Bastian Schweinsteiger set to join Manchester United as Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms deal has been reached

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger will join Manchester United this summer.

Rummenigge said the German champions tried to convince the Germany captain to stay at the Allianz Arena but the 30-year-old felt the need for a new challenge.

He would not confirm the transfer fee though it is believed Bayern want at least £15m for a midfielder who has given them stellar service in the first team over the past 13 years.

United’s medical staff are awaiting Schweinsteiger’s arrival for a medical at Carrington on Saturday afternoon. He will become the first ever German to play for the Old Trafford club.

Speaking at a press conference to unveil Bayern’s summer signings, Rummenigge also found himself announcing a high profile departure.

He said: ‘Bastian wants to do something new at the end of his career. He asked that we meet his wishes.
‘My colleagues at Manchester United have been in touch. We have reached an agreement over a transfer.

”It’s regrettable because Bastian meant a great deal to the club. He achieved great things.
‘We say goodbye on great terms. ‘I can only wish Bastian all the best. It will be an interesting new challenge for him. I am convinced that he will play well there.’

Reflecting on the player’s legacy at Bayern, Rummenigge added: ‘He has done great things here, he has won everything. ‘I suggest to him that we will give him a great farewell match in Munich when he finishes his career, whenever that will be. And when he stops, we will talk about whether there is a second career for him here at Bayern.’

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