It looks like the deal taking Bastian Schweinsteiger from Manchester United to MLS side Chicago Fire is done.
Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Schweinsteiger said: “Throughout my career, I’ve always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact and to help make something great.
“My move to Chicago Fire is no different. Through my conversations with Nelson and Pauno, I’m convinced by the club’s vision and philosophy and I want to help them with this project.”
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez added: “We’re adding someone who has won at every level, including the very highest levels, and has done so in a way that is consistent with our values.
“We as a club will now be forced to hold ourselves to a higher standard, an accountability level. Previously, I think we could satisfy ourselves with what is known domestically. Now we need to rise to a standard that is set more internationally.”
Schweinsteiger arrived at Old Trafford from Bayern Munich in 2015 and has made 35 appearances for the club – although he has been limited to just four this season after falling down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.