Schweinsteiger seals move from Man United to Chicago Fire

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    Bastian Schweinsteiger has completed his move to MLS side Chicago Fire, Manchester United have confirmed.

    The German’s visa application has been finalised and he will be unveiled at a press conference in Chicago at 9pm (GMT) on Wednesday night.

    Schweinsteiger, who was mobbed by fans upon his arrival at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, will join the Fire as a designated player on a one-year deal for a reported salary of $4.5m (£3.6m).

    A statement on United’s official website said: “Bastian Schweinsteiger has completed his move from Manchester United to Chicago Fire.

    “The World Cup winner has joined the Major League Soccer side on a permanent basis after passing a medical and receiving his visa.

    “After being given a hero’s welcome by supporters at his new club, Schweinsteiger has finalised the required paperwork and could be in line for a debut against Montreal Impact at the weekend.

    “The 32-year-old made 35 appearances for the Reds and scored twice, against Leicester City in the Premier League last season and Wigan Athletic in the Emirates FA Cup earlier this year.

    “Everybody at United would like to wish Basti the very best of luck in the next chapter of his career.”

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