Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed the Bundesliga side will not make a bid for Bastian Schweinsteiger in the January transfer window.
Schweinsteiger was immediately banished from the first team following Jose Mourinho‘s arrival in June, with the Portuguese insisting that the 32-year-old was not part of his plans for this season.
But the German, despite facing outright rejection at Old Trafford, made it clear that he wouldn’t seek a move away, insisting that Man United would be the last European club he plays for.
Ederl dismissed rumours of a possible return to Germany for Schweinsteiger, labelling the midfielder as a “fantastic player” whilst confirming that no offer would be made for his services.
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The prospect of Schweinsteiger moving to another European club has been dismissed by the man himself, which leaves the German with a tricky decision to make.
He could, of course, seek a move further overseas, perhaps to the MLS, where various clubs – with Chicago Fire acting as the frontrunners – have expressed a desire to make him their centre-piece. The other option involves persisting with his endeavours at Old Trafford, continuing an impressive resurgence that has seen him go from training alone to securing a place in the match-day squad.
United fans, still very much supportive of Schweinsteiger, will be keen to see the Deutscher Fußballmeister choose the latter option.