How much did Man Utd pay for Bastian Schweinsteiger?

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Schweinsteiger did not cost United as much as initially reported
Schweinsteiger did not cost United as much as initially reported

Manchester United paid just £6.5m to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich in June, according to the German midfielder's first club.

TSV 1860 Rosenheim gave a young Schwiensteiger his big break in the game and as a result, they are entitled to a small cut of the sell-on fee Bayern Munich received for the sale of their former skipper.

Now Rosenheim have confirmed how much they are getting from Basti's move to Manchester and in doing so, they have given away how much United handed over for the veteran World Cup winning midfielder.

"The transfer fee adds up to €9m (£6.54m)," a club statement read. "We have been credited for two years he spent here."

"We will receive the payment in two instalments, and after deducting the advisor and legal costs, we will receive €19,000 (£13,770).

"We already received the first instalment in August. We are delighted about Bastian's incredible career and also that we profit from it financially as his first club.

"For us, this is again an incentive to continue to put a lot of power in our youth. We will use the money for our high-quality football education."

Initial reports had suggested United had paid up to €20m to sign the 31-year-old midfielder, who is still battling to reach full fitness after a stuttering start to his Premier League career.

United fans will be hoping that Saturday's huge clash against Liverpool provides the perfect stage for big-game performer Schweinsteiger to make his mark.