Manchester United: Redknapp talks Rooney's quality; Bale latest; Schweinsteiger attracting interest
With England and United captain Wayne Rooney struggling to work his way back into the first team for his club and with his place in doubt for his country, Harry Redknapp believes that a move to a club like Arsenal or Chelsea would be the exact career move he needs. Redknapp wrote in the Evening Standard:
“There are certain players who thrive off (leaving a club) and Wayne might just need a new challenge. He would be a great signing for a couple of seasons and could have a major impact on a Premier League club. He could tip the balance for a top-four team if United were to let him go. I’d take Wayne at Arsenal or Chelsea and he has to play as a No.9 or 10 — midfield isn’t for him yet.”
Rooney has promised to at least see out his contract at Old Trafford but it seems that he may have to move on sooner if he wants regular first team football.
Cadena Cope believe that Real Madrid are set to offer Gareth Bale a bumper new contract which they believe has already been signed, to push his wage up to £350,000 a week until 2021.
The potential Galáctico signing was not United’s top target though, according to the Spanish radio station. They report that United bosses would prefer to sign Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann, though that may just be spin from the club having missed out on Gareth Bale.
The club may soon find a new destination for unwanted Bastian Schweinsteiger as Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber told Kicker:
“Of course we follow Bastian’s situation. He’s an old acquaintance in the United States, for example through the 2014 World Cup, when he played against the U.S. team. He also played against the MLS All-Stars with Bayern in 2014. We would welcome Bastian with open arms. He would be a leader for our many young players.”
Schweinsteiger has already revealed his next destination to be away from Europe, with the United States a likely destination alongside the Chinese Super League, but the Red Devil’s remain desperate to get him off the books as his wage proves costly whilst he trains with the under 23s squad with no prospect of first team football in the near future for the midfielder under current boss Jose Mourinho.
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