Bayern’s Schweinsteiger agrees deal to join Man Utd

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Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will soon be on his way to Manchester United after agreeing to join the Premier League club it was confirmed Saturday, for a fee believed to be in the region of 21 million euros.

“We tried to convince him to stay at Bayern Munich,” the German club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

The Bundesliga club executive praised the Germany player’s record at the club adding, “We sanctioned the move at his request”.

Manchester United confirmed the news via their official website.

“Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Bayern Munich to sign midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, subject to a medical and personal terms,” it said.

“A further announcement will be made when the process is complete.”

A fee has not been disclosed, but it is believed to be in the region of 21 million euros (23.4 million dollars), according to German media.

Schweinsteiger came through the youth ranks at Bayern and has spent 13 seasons with the Bavarians, winning the Bundesliga title eight times, and helped Germany win the World Cup in Brazil last year.

Schweinsteiger informed the German champions on Friday he wanted to experience something new after 17 years with them and is expected to sign a three-year contract with the Red Devils.

The 30-year-old will be the first German to play for United and their second signing of the close-season following the arrival of Netherlands winger Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of around 30 million euros ($33.5 million).

(FRANCE 24 with AP, AFP, REUTERS)

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