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Bastian Schweinsteiger: An A-League marquee from the dream factory

Du Schwein! Bastian Schweinsteiger for Manchester United.
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25th August, 2016
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Bastian Schweinsteiger has told that world that Manchester United will be his last European club.

The MLS transfer window does not open until February. China’s does not open until June.

If a recent article is to be believed, Manchester United may be willing to let him go for a nominal fee, or even for free.

If the A-League is not looking at the World Cup-winning superstar, they should be.

He’s not what he used to be, sure. But last season he could still rack up 26 club appearances and captain his national team in June’s Euros. He can pass, he can shoot and perhaps most importantly, he knows how to lead.

The obvious sticking point is a contract beyond the value shown even to Timmy Cahill.

But Schweinsteiger is more than a name, he’s a bona-fide champion of the game. He would bring interest not only at home but from across the globe. At 32 years of age, even more so than Alessandro Del Piero, he could be an example for others to follow.

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Kevin Muscat recently said the FFA were looking at ‘minimum $4-6 million players’ as guests. Maybe it’s time to test how much they might be willing to contribute.

Just imagine him anchoring that Victory midfield. Or the Wanderers’. Or bringing the fans back in Brisbane. Or bringing the long awaited glory to the Glory.

Good things come in threes. Once upon a time we had the Melbourne’s ‘trio from Rio.’ Later we had Del Piero, Sinji Ono and Emile Heskey.

With Tim Cahill on board maybe it’s time to dream large and find him some company.