The German midfielder is poised to link up with the MLS side next week after departing Old Trafford in a designated player deal
Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Manchester United to join Chicago Fire.
Both clubs have confirmed the news, with the veteran German expected to link up with Veljko Paunovic’s side next week after signing a designated player contract that guarantees him $4.5 million in 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact and to help make something great,” Schweinsteiger said in a statement released to the Tribune.
“My move to Chicago Fire is no different. Through my conversations with [general manager Nelson Rodriguez] and Pauno, I’m convinced by the club’s vision and philosophy and I want to help them with this project.”