English professional club Manchester United has announced that their summer tour of the United States across the cities like Salt Lake City, Los Angles, Washington DC and Santa Clara. One of the German members of their squad has already been across the pool working his trade in the Major League Soccer.
United allows Bastian Schweinsteiger to join MLS side Chicago Fire; the club agreed a deal on Monday.
The 32-years-old German footballer said to the Chicago Tribune newspaper “I’ve always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact. My move to Chicago Fire is no different.”
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said, “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.”
According to the source, the midfielder is reported to have signed a one-year contract that will earn $4.5 million.
Schweinsteiger said in a statement via the club “Through my conversation with Nelson and Veljko Pauno (coach), I’m convinced by the club’s vision and philosophy and I want to help them with this project.”
Club Fire Chicago has finished in the last two seasons at the bottom of the league.
Chicago Fire manager Veljko Paunovic said to Tribune newspaper that “In the locker room, he will be huge example of a champion. He still is somebody that can show that on the field and [demonstrate] how our guys have to work, prepare, behave, think and work together in order to get to that level.”