A Manchester United exit once looked certain for Bastian Schweinsteiger after the midfielder was excluded by manager Jose Mourinho, but the World Cup winning German is now set to bide his time, most likely not featuring at all in the Premier League this season, after failing to find a new club before the transfer deadline.
A host of clubs from across the globe have nevertheless been linked with the German playmaker, per Paddy Power, and What Are The Odds has the lowdown on where Schweinsteiger might end up in the next transfer window.
Earlier in August, former Bundesliga club Bayern Munich could be found at 6/4 (2.50) to bring the engine-room icon back to the Allianz Arena, but with Bastian ruling out playing for another European club in his career, this leaves only a few alternatives.
A move to Major League Soccer now looks most likely for the 32-year-old when he leaves Old Trafford, with Los Angeles Galaxy the new favourites to recruit his talents, currently listed at 11/4 (3.75).
New York City FC are next in line to add the midfielder’s name to their roster at 10/3 (4.33), while local rivals New York Red Bulls are just behind them in the running, priced at 7/2 (4.50), and the Seattle Sounders are a considerably longer bet at 9/1 (10.00).
A move to any of the aforementioned trio seems tricky, when one considers all three outfits have already filled their three Designated Player spots, and if Schweinsteiger is to move then the window in the USA is open next between 18 February - 11 May, but could sign for the club prior to the window opening.
The same goes for Toronto FC at 14/1 (15.00), with Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Sebastian Giovinco already accounting for their Designated Player slots.
A move to cash-rich China or Australia could also be likely, with Guangzhou Evergrande priced at a slightly smaller 12/1 (13.00), while Melbourne Victory and Shanghai East Asia are level with Toronto in Paddy Power’s estimation at 14/1 (15.00).
Schweinsteiger was recently quoted by the Guardian saying he has “no problem with Jose Mourinho,” indicating he could attempt to put a difficult 2015-16 term behind him and still attempt to worm his way into the United helmsman’s plans this season.
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