Manchester United signs Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bayern Munich and Manchester United have agreed to send longtime Bayern and German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to Old Trafford, Manchester United announced Monday.
Manchester United signed Schweinsteiger to a three-year contract, the team announced.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bayern Munich, it has been an incredible journey and I didn't take the decision to leave lightly," Schweinsteiger told Manchester United's website. "Manchester United is the only club that I would have left Munich for. I feel ready for this new and exciting challenge in what I regard as the most competitive league in the world and I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal again.
"I will never forget my time at Bayern Munich and I would like to thank everyone at the club and the fans for the great memories," Schweinsteiger added.
United's offer is reportedly a three-year deal worth roughly $217,000 per week for Schweinsteiger, with a transfer fee of approximately $23,276,250 according to The Guardian.
The 30-year-old has played for Bayern, one of the Bundesliga's top teams, for 13 seasons.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal coached Schweinsteiger at Bayern from 2009-2011.
"Bastian is, of course, no stranger to me. I worked with him during my time at Bayern Munich and I am truly delighted he is joining Manchester United. His record speaks for itself; he has won every honor at club level and was a major part of the successful Germany World Cup-winning team last summer," van Gaal said, according to the team's website.
Schweinsteiger would be the Red Devils' third major signing of the off-season. The team has brought in Dutch forward Memphis Depay and Italian defender Matteo Darmian.
Schweinsteiger was a member of the German national team that won the 2014 World Cup and is currently the captain of the national side.