Bastian Schweinsteiger has been on the market for almost a month now, and reports suggest Mourinho is willing to sell him for as little as €2.5 million.
Jose Mourinho has already begun trimming down his squad for the upcoming season. The Portuguese manager has already sent a number of players out on loan as well as on permanent transfers.
Adnan Januzaj, Donald Love, Tyler Blackett, and Borthwick Johnson have all left Manchester United this summer, either temporarily, or on a permanent basis.
However, there was also a list of first team players who were believed to be on their way out of Manchester this summer.
Among these names were Bastian Schweinsteiger, Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo, and Marouane Fellaini. However, Mata and Fellaini have both proved to be worthy of a spot in the Manchester United first team.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s future was made clear when Jose Mourinho banished him to train with the reserve team on his birthday.
But, the German World-Cup winner still remains part of the Manchester United squad, mainly due to his high wage requirements.
German News Outlet, SportBild, have reports that due his high wage requirements, United are ready to offload Schweinsteiger for a bargain €2.5 million.
Juventus have been linked with 32-year-old for the past week, and it seems that they are the only club willing to meet Schweinsteiger’s massive wages.
The Italian Champions have a track record of signing old players who later turn out to become a crucial member of the first team.
Andrea Pirlo is a great example of Juve’s good eye for old players. Pirlo, then 32, was released by AC Milan back in 2011 and the Italian opted to join Juventus. He later went on to become one of the most loved midfielders in Italy.
However, if United aren’t able to offload Bastian this summer, then Mourinho should try the German out in United’s midfield, as he could form a deadly partnership with Paul Pogba.