Manchester United have consented to let midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger join MLS side Chicago Fire.
An arrangement between the clubs was concurred on Monday and is liable to a restorative and visa being secured.
The previous Germany skipper, 32, has marked a one-year contract, as per the Chicago Tribune daily paper.
“I am dismal to leave such a variety of companions at Manchester United,” he said. “Be that as it may, I am thankful to the club for permitting me the opportunity to respond to this call.”
He included: “I have delighted in working with the director, players and staff however I need to save uncommon on account of the fans. I will never forget their vitality and their energy.”
Schweinsteiger, who drove Germany to World Cup triumph in 2014, had chats with Chicago Fire a year ago yet selected to remain at United past the finish of the January window.
Be that as it may, Fire asked for the midfielder go along with them now and, as Schweinsteiger was probably not going to have any critical impact at United for the rest of the season, the Old Trafford club have authorized his exit.
A week ago, he prepared with some lesser individuals from the United squad while the rest of for their Europa League amusement against FC Rostov.
“In the locker room, he will be a colossal case of a champion,” Chicago Fire director Veljko Paunovic told the Tribune.
“Regardless he is some person that can demonstrate that on the field and [demonstrate] how our folks need to function, plan, act, think and cooperate keeping in mind the end goal to get to that level.”
Schweinsteiger, who was marked by the Old Trafford club under previous supervisor Louis van Gaal in July 2015, prepared alone or with the Under-23 side at United after Jose Mourinho assumed control as chief the previous summer.
He came back to the main group set-up before an Europa League amusement against Fenerbahce in November and played his first diversion for the club this season in an EFL Cup win over West Ham on 30 November.
Be that as it may, he has shown up for the club – scoring one objective – with his last trip coming as a substitute against Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on 22 February.