Paper Talk: Schweinsteiger set for big pay-off; Bentaleb exit

Date published: Friday 4th November 2016 8:07

Bastian Schweinsteiger: Set for the boot

Manchester United are hoping to pay off Bastian Schweinsteiger in January, while Ander Herrera is in line for a new deal.


Manchester United are prepared to release Bastian Schweinsteiger with a £10million severance package, according to a report.

Despite this week returning to first-team training this week the 32-year-old has no future at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho wants to offload the former Germany international in January – if the club can get someone to take him.

The Sun claim “United have all but resigned themselves to the fact they will have to give 32-year-old the staggering payoff “.

The Bayern Munich legend is believed to be on around £180,000-a-week and is owed around £18.7million in wages with two years to run on the three-year deal he penned in July 2015.

The paper quotes an ‘Old Trafford insider’: “Bastian is fulfilling his obligations by training each day and is in terrific shape.

“He’s looking as good as he has since he arrived at the club.

“United are hoping a club will still come forward to take him off their hands in the upcoming window, but there are no takers as of yet.”

Schweinsteiger has not featured under Mourinho this season and are hoping to offload him in January rather than pay him until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Clubcall claim Ander Herrera, 27, is ready to sign a new deal with United which will take him beyond his 30th birthday.

Herrera’s existing deal runs out in the summer of 2018. In addition, United are believed to have the option of a further year.

The £30million midfield recruit from Athletic Bilbao, who has been inconsistent since his arrival in 2014, is currently on around £90,000 a week and although he’s unlikely to see a major raise he will welcome the security of another long-term deal.

Ander Herrera


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