Juventus, who are yet to sign a replacement for Paul Pogba, are patiently waiting to see how the situation with Bastian Schweinsteiger at Manchester United turns out.
Director Beppe Marotta would love to sign yet another Manchester United midfielder for free, a player who could easily provide the top-level experience that head coach Max Allegri is searching for in the market.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s inglorious fall from fame has not gone undocumented among football fans. Following the shocking treatment of making him train with the reserve team of Man United, Daily Mail reported that the midfielder has been told to look for another club. What further adds to the humiliation is the fact that it runs the danger of being swept under the carpet because of United’s on-field success.
The Red Devils have started Premier League life on a high this season after back to back victories as their new talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic is showing them their money’s worth, the same worth that the German World Cup hero has unable to live up to.
Reports from England claim that Manchester United representatives are working with Schweinsteiger’s agent to work out a termination of his contract by mutual consent, an agreement that would benefit the player while simultaneously see to the interests of club (via Calciomercato).
Calciomercato and Tuttosport both seem to think that Juventus, who are notorious for taking experienced players up on free transfers and reviving their careers, are eagerly anticipating the resolution of Schweinsteiger’s contract situation. Patrice Evra and Sami Khedira have already become integral parts of the Juventus machine and Dani Alves is also set to become one soon.
The German star has a number of offers from clubs abroad like Besiktas and Schalke, according to reports. But undoubtedly Juventus would be his preferred destination, should the club choose to approach him. His compatriot and national team midfield partner Sami Khedira already plays for Juventus.
It would seem that Juventus have a €4 million-a-year annual salary ready for the German star, an amount that is significantly less that what he currently earns at United. The 32-year-old ex-Bayern Munich midfielder will likely accept the pay cut since he will be owed a certain amount of money by Man United as well, as per the terms of his contract termination.