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Schweinsteiger linked with the Impact?

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Germany v France - Semi Final: UEFA Euro 2016
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany controls the ball during the UEFA EURO semi final.
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German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, is leaving Manchester United, reports the BBC.

Schweinsteiger is Germany’s all-time fourth most capped player, with 120 appearances and 24 goals. He played most of his career with Bayern Munich, and the last two seasons with Manchester United.

Rumours began to swirl immediately after the BBC report came out, and it is said that Schweinsteiger could be on his way to MLS. The Montreal Impact is among the teams in MLS, and has previously acquired international legends including Alessandro Nesta and Didier Drogba. Coincidence?

A German international would be a first for the team, with Montreal usually drawing from Italy, Argentina, and francophone nations. Schweinsteiger’s role as a central midfielder, however, would be very valuable to a team that has not found a consistent player in that position (Piatti tends to drift out wide).

Schweinsteiger, if he comes, would likely be looking at an MLS debut in the summer of 2017.