Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is ready to leave the club for a new challenge, a source close to the player has told
The German international has been at the club for his entire career so far, making nearly 500 appearances for their first-team since making his debut back in the 2002/03 season, but may now be one of several high-profile exits from the Allianz Arena this summer. Big names such as Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Mario Mandzukic have already been linked with moves away from Bayern, who have had a difficult time of late after a drop in form both domestically and in Europe, which saw them knocked out of the Champions League in humiliating fashion with a 4-0 home defeat to Real Madrid. Despite winning the treble in sensational style last season, the mood appears to have significantly dropped at Bayern in recent times, and Schweinsteiger is the latest to be considering his future at the club. Bastian has won everything he can in his 16 years with the club and, at 29, he feels like he wants a change of scenery, a source close to the player revealed. Bastian feels the need to move on and try a new challenge.
The talented midfielder, who can play in a variety of roles in the middle of the park, will surely not be short of suitors this summer with the quality and experience he could bring to almost any top club.