Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger has been offered to Sporting Lisbon on a free transfer, according to The Mirror.
Schweinsteiger has been left out of Jose Mourinho’s plans for the season, and the Portuguese manager stated that it is very unlikely that the German would play for the club again.
However, the midfielder still has two years left to run on his current contract at Old Trafford, and has been told by Mourinho that the choice is in his hands, as to whether he would wish to remain at the club or find a new one before the close of the transfer window.
Sporting Lisbon are known to be keen on signing the 32-year-old, and United’s reported willingness to let him go for next to nothing shows how desperate the club are to finish off with the matter.
Schweinsteiger is currently away with the German national team for one last hurrah. He announced his retirement from international football after Germany’s Euro 2016 campaign, and has been rewarded with a special friendly in honour of everything he has achieved with his national team.
Germany won the 2014 World Cup and Schweinsteiger was seen as the hero of the final in Rio. He has played 120 times for his country, and will make his 121st and final appearance in the upcoming friendly against Finland.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of his special night, he said: “My wish would be to continue playing for Manchester United.
“I have no personal problems with Jose Mourinho. One thing is for sure: I’m not going to stop playing football. I still believe in my own ability. I could still help Man United if given the chance.”