Germany boss Joachim Low has described midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as ‘world class’ ahead of his imminent move to Old Trafford to join Man United.
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United have agreed a fee with Bayern Munich for the German international, with the deal now subject to personal terms being agreed and a medical.
It was revealed by Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge that Schweinsteiger had asked the club to accept a bid as he wanted to try a new challenge, as reported by Sky Sports.
While the German giants will undoubtedly feel his absence next season, United boss Louis Van Gaal has been praised for the move.
Meanwhile, Low has no doubt that the 30-year-old will be a huge success in the Premier League and looks forward to seeing him perform at his usual high levels at Old Trafford.
“Basti is an absolute leader and world-class player who can put his stamp on any team, including of course Manchester United,” he told the German Football Association’s (DFB) official website.
“He knows Louis van Gaal, who wanted him unconditionally. I know from him that he still has big ambitions and goals.
“He will approach his new challenge in England like we all know him – with dedication and highly-motivated.”
Matteo Darmian is expected to complete his move to Manchester early next week, and it appears as though Schweinsteiger may not be far behind him.