Bastian Schweinsteiger to join Chicago Fire

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Manchester [UK], Mar. 22 (ANI): Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is all set to join Chicago Fire as a deal has been agreed between the club and the player. Schweinsteiger's move to MLS is subject to a medical and a visa being obtained but Chicago are keen to finalise a swift transfer. "I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United," the Manchester United website quoted the German midfielder as saying. "But I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up the challenge at Chicago Fire." "I have enjoyed working with the manager, the players and staff here and wish them all the best in the future. But I have to reserve special thanks to the United fans - whose support has been a very special part of my time in Manchester," he added. The 32-year-old further said that he was delighted to be part of the squad that won the FA Cup for United last season, adding that he would always remember their energy and their passion. "Now is the right time for me to start a new chapter in Chicago and I am looking forward to it," he said. Schweinsteiger, who led Germany to World Cup victory in 2014, had talks with Chicago Fire last year but opted to stay at United beyond the end of the January window. (ANI)