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Transfer Balls: Schweinsteiger Becomes Manchester United’s Fourth Bayern Munich Capture

by | 25th, May 2014



HOT on the heels of Mike McGrath’s scoop that Bayern Munich were keen to sell Arjen Robben to Manchester United (no, they’re not), comes today’s Sun sensation:

LOUIS VAN GAAL will turn to Bastian Schweinsteiger to kick-start his Manchester United revolution.

That’s the Bayern Munich star, who will leave the best side in his native Germany to play for an English team that failed to reach the Champions’ League. Wow! Go on:

Van Gaal has given his new club a list of targets including the German as he looks to raid Bayern Munich.

That would be the raid that, according to the Daily Mail, Daily Express and Daily Star, means Toni Kroos will be playing for United next season. (He won’t be).

The midfielder is a key man at the Allianz Arena but clubs reckon stars will be available in the fall-out from the crushing 5-0 aggregate Champions League semi-final exit to Real Madrid in April.

So. Bayern will sell off their best players because they lost heavily in one game in an otherwise amazing season that saw them win the German league by a mile.

SunSport revealed last month Arjen Robben is wanted by Van Gaal — and Schweinsteiger, valued at £32million, could finally be tempted away from his boyhood club.

But Robben is happy at Bayern. And, yes, Schweinsteiger could be tempted, just as Wayne Rooney could be Prime Minister. It’s all a matter of likeliness.

The 101-cap Germany hero, 29, is on £135,000 a week at Bayern for the next two years and would want £175,000 to move. It is likely to be his last bumper contract, although he spoke earlier this season of his admiration for Ryan Giggs playing at 40.

Eh? Giggs has inspired him to play on for 11 more seasons.

McGrath’s story is utter balls. And he’d know it if he had read Jamie Jackson’s piece in the Guardian:

Manchester United’s top 10 transfer targets under Louis van Gaal

Schweinsteiger isn’t on the list. But you know who is? Yep, this four:

Thomas Müller – Bayern Munich, £35m

Dante – Bayern Munich, £30m

Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich, £30m

Toni Kroos – Bayern Munich, £30m

It makes you wonder if it wasn’t the Bayern job Van Gaal really wanted. Had he got that all he would have needed from Manchester United was Robin Van Persie…

More Transfer Balls every day.

Posted: 25th, May 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink