Man United reportedly agree €20m deal for Bastian Schweinsteiger

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Deal: Bastian Schweinsteiger
Deal: Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United have agreed a €20m deal to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, according to reports breaking in Germany.

Bild have confirmed that the World Cup winner will bring down the curtain on his time with Bayern to sign a two-year contract with United.

While 30-year-old Schweinsteiger does not have age on his side, he represents a stunning capture by United as they prepare to make a return to the Champions League.

United boss Louis van Gaal has been seeking a midfield enforcer since he arrived at the club last summer and in Schweinsteiger, he has signed a proven world class performer in that vital position.

It has been evident for several days that United were edging closer to a deal for Schweinsteiger, with Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitting their talisman was 'flattered' by links with United.

With defender Matteo Darmian joining Memphis Depay as a new face at United, Schweinsteiger is their latest high profile capture.

Next on Louis van Gaal's agenda must be a striker, after he agreeed to allow Robin van Persie to sign for Feberbahce.