Manchester United outcast offered $16.5m deal to make him one of highest paid players in MLS history

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Bastian Schweinsteiger could be set to end his Manchester United nightmare as Chicago Fire have reportedly offer him a deal worth $16.5m.

The former Germany international has failed to make a single appearance for Jose Mourinho so far this season having been frozen out of the first team since the summer.

While he has recently returned to training with the senior squad, it appears as though it won’t result in a revival of his United career but instead will push him closer to an exit as he works on his fitness levels.

According to Goal USA, Chicago have offered the 32-year-old a deal worth $5.5m-per-year over three years, with coach Veljko Paunovic looking to add a marquee and experienced name to his squad in order to improve on recent disappointing results over the past few campaigns.

Schweinsteiger is evidently surplus to requirements at Old Trafford regardless of the fact that it could still be argued that he would fit into Mourinho’s plans if given an opportunity.

Nevertheless, the former Bayern Munich star has remained professional throughout but it looks likely that his time in Manchester will be coming to a disappointing and premature end.

Schweinsteiger could still play a prominent role for a club in Europe if given a run of games as the decline in his game can’t have been that dramatic over the last few months.

However, with the money on offer and the appeal of regular football to end his playing career, a move to MLS may seem like the perfect fit for the veteran as he would be joining a whole host of top European names who moved Stateside.

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