By Harvey Byrne
Reported Celtic target Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed that Manchester United will be his last club in Europe.
The 32-year-old midfielder posted a message on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday saying, “MUFC will be my last club in Europe”, following reports that he could be heading up to Scotland.
The announcement comes after The Mirror claimed Celtic could be interested in the midfielder if they were successful against Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Rodgers’ side did progress 5-4 on aggregate, but it would appear that the experienced Germany international won’t be heading north of the border.
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 24, 2016
“MUFC will be my last club in Europe,” Schweinsteiger said. “I respect other clubs, but Manchester United was the only one which could make me leave Bayern Munich. I will be ready, if the team needs me. This is all I can say about the current situation. I want to thank the fans for the amazing support over the recent weeks.”
The midfielder, who has 120 caps for his national side, has been training with United’s reserve side as manager Jose Mourinho attempts to offload him.
United are looking to get Schweinsteiger’s £190,000-a-week deal off their wage bill this summer, and have reduced his asking price in a bid to sell the World Cup winner before deadline day.
Schweinsteiger made just 22 starts in all competitions last term, following his £6.5million move to the red half of Manchester.
The midfielder brings a wealth of experience with him, after making a total of 500 performances in both league and cup encounters. The former winger still has two years remaining on his contract.
Celtic manager Rodgers has made five signings in Moussa Dembele, Kolo Toure, Kristoffer Ajer, Scott Sinclair and Dorus de Vries.
In other Celtic transfer news, Hoops target Hal Robson-Kanu will decide which club he wants to join on transfer deadline day.