Old Trafford target drops a rather big hint!
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Reported Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger has refused to rule out the possibility of a move to England.
The Bayern Munich midfielder – valued at £35 million by transfermarkt – has spent his entire career with the Bundesliga giants and his swashbuckling performances have led to frequent interest from potential suitors.
It has been widely reported in recent times that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has identified the Germany international as an eventual successor to Paul Scholes – and the 26-year-old admits he would be open to a move.
“I have a contract here at Bayern but I do love the atmosphere in the stadiums over in England. When we played Manchester United last year, it was amazing,” he told FourFourTwo.
“My brother is a big Manchester United fan and he keeps saying “Go to Man United!” [laughs] But I say to him, ‘I can’t, I can’t!’
“I do love the speed of the game in England though. I am here in Germany until 2016, but we will see what happens. You just never know.” (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
I am sure that when Bayern Munich see what Bastian Schweinsteiger has said about his love and admiration for Manchester United and his obvious interest in a move to Old Trafford, they will then have a word with the German international. Clearly it one thing to respond to reported interest with kind words about a prospective suitor but it seems the talented midfielder may have crossed the line with these comments.
The talented playmaker only signed a new contract recently but perhaps he is unhappy with the form shown by the Bundesliga club who are some way off last years benchmark. Last term the Bavarian side was in awesome form picking up the domestic double, this season they find themselves in fifth spot, some 16 points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Louis Van Gaal has had a few problems at the Allianz Arena and reports of mild unrest at the club have been widely reported, so perhaps in the summer a cheeky bid for Bastian Schweinsteiger would be a wise move?
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