Bastian Schweinsteiger completed his transfer to Manchester United this afternoon, leaving his beloved Bayern Munich to sign a three-year contract at Old Trafford.
Shockingly, the World Cup winner will become the first German to ever play in United’s first team. But the Premier League’s other clubs have seen their fair share of fussballers.
The decorated 30-year-old midfielder follows in the footsteps of an Arsenal invincible, a Champions League winner with Liverpool and a Tottenham Hotspur cult hero.
Here, fanatix ranks our top 10 Germans to have played in the Premier League…
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10. Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
The lanky defender has not always convinced during his four years with the Gunners, but he was a World Cup winner in Brazil last summer and has 104 caps to his name so would be impossible to ignore.
9. Steffen Freund (Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City)
Another German who split opinion during his time in North London, Freund was a tough-tackling midfielder who was loved by sections of Spurs fans until they asked him to shoot. He later returned to the Premier League with Leicester, but still failed to score in 145 outing in English football.