Man United signed Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich this summer, and the transfer fee has now been revealed.
The 31-year-old’s first club, TSV 1860 Rosenheim, have revealed the fee after they received a €38,000 windfall as part of the deal.
Schweinsteiger had one year remaining on his contract in Munich, but chose to secure a reunion with Louis Van Gaal in Manchester instead.
“The transfer fee adds up to €9 million,” the club announced on their official website.
Rosenheim congratulated their former star on his move while also celebrating the fact that his success and has led to financial gain for them.
It had been reported that United had paid close to €20m for the 2014 World Cup winner, but supporters will be delighted with the shrewd business move from the club in acquiring him for such a relatively small fee.
United have been heavily criticised for their transfer business as a whole this summer, but Van Gaal and the board have certainly done themselves a favour with this acquisition, provided that Schweinsteiger goes on to play a pivotal role in their success.