Santos manager Dorival Junior has admitted he’s interested in bringing out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to Brazil.
The 54-year-old manager, who’s led Santos to a Copa Libertadores place this season, has spoken openly about his desire to see Schweinsteiger in his team and has even admitted he’s already discussed signing the former Germany captain with the club’s board.
“I told them we should try to get a big name in world football, or at least send an invitation,” Dorival Junior was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“It was just a recommendation…it won’t hurt us to try. We didn’t only speak about Schweinsteiger, but other players too.
“A player like that can obviously lift the level of the team, but he has to come with an objective and an appetite.”
Schweinsteiger, who’s yet to make a single appearance under Jose Mourinho this season, has repeatedly stressed his desire to remain at Old Trafford beyond January, but the Red Devils seem desperate to offload him as soon as possible.
Even though Schweinsteiger made the United bench for the first time this season against West Ham United yesterday, Mourinho’s decision to allow the German to train with the first team is believed to be a way to boost the midfielder’s fitness levels ahead of a potential January exit.
Schweinsteiger has been linked with many clubs over the past few weeks, but it seems like the Brazilian giants are leading the race for his signature right now.