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German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement

On October 6th, at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida, fans got to witness the last game of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s career as he announced his retirement. This followed from the 5-2 victory in the MLS regular season finale for Chicago Fire.

Known for his playing days at Bayern Munich, Schweinsteiger won several awards with the Bavarians from 2002-2015. Scoring 45 goals in 342 appearances for Bayern, Schweinsteiger won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal titles, a DFB-Ligapokal title in 2007, a DFL-Supercup in 2010, and was a part of the UEFA Champions League squad that won the tournament in 2013.

After a great career for Bayern, Schweinsteiger signed a three-year contract of £6.5 million with Manchester United in 2015. In Schweinsteiger’s first season with the Red Devils, he won the FA Cup. However, after the arrival of José Mourinho, Schweinsteiger’s role was diminished, forcing him to move to the Chicago Fire in 2017.

The midfielder also played a pivotal role in the success of Germany’s national team, including winning the 2014 World Cup with the nation, deafeating Argentina 1-0. Scoring 24 goals in 120 appearances, Schweinsteiger’s last appearance for the Germans came after the team’s run ended in the 2016 edition of UEFA’s European Championship.

Schweinsteiger also won several individual awards across his career, including being named the German national team Player of the Year in 2010, and two-time MLS All-Star in 2017 and 2018, and was inducted in Bayern Munich’s prestigious Hall of Fame in 2018.

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The replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson?

Swansea City are confident of completing a season long loan deal for Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Renato Sanches.

After parting with Gylfi Sigurdsson earlier in the transfer window, Swansea have been on the look out for his replacement ever since and it looks like Sanches will be that man. Having worked with Paul Clement during the Swansea manager’s time at Bayern Munich as assistant manager, both parties will know how each other work and could prove to a terrific signing for the club.

Having joined Bayern Munich from Benfica in May 2016, Sanches struggled for a run in the team last campaign and there has been much speculation throughout the summer that the Portuguese star would be moving away from the Allianz Arena.

Sanches was apart of the Portuguese national team that won Euro 2016 and would be a real coup for Swansea, should they get the deal done.

Swansea City fans would you like to see Renato Sanches join your club? Is he the ideal replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…