Matteo Darmian and Bastian Schweinsteiger complete switches
Manchester United Football Club have announced deals to sign Matteo Darmian and Bastian Schweinsteiger from Torino and Bayern Munich respectively.
United had already signed Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven and Louis Van Gaal has now added a further two signings to his squad.
Darmian has officially been unveiled as a United player after putting pen-to-paper on a four-year deal, whilst Schweinsteiger will undergo a medical early next week.
Whilst speaking to the club’s website, Darmian said: “It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United.
“I have loved the time that I have spent at Torino and I would like to thank the club and the fans for everything they have done for me. I am sure they can understand when the opportunity to join the biggest club in world came along it was something I had to do.
“To work with Louis van Gaal, a manager that has achieved so much in football is such an exciting prospect.”
Van Gaal Happy to sign star
Van Gaal also spoke to the United website and revealed his delight at capturing the right-back: “Matteo is a right-sided full back with the versatility of also being able to play on the left.
“He is a strong defender and has the ability to go forward in the attacking positions which is a fantastic attribute to have and much needed in the fast rhythm of the Premier League.
“Matteo will be a great addition to the team. I am delighted to welcome Matteo to the club and look forward to working with him in the coming days.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt