This could turn out to be the best bit of business done all summer after it was revealed Manchester United spent just £6.5million to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger.
At the time of his July move, the former Bayern Munich man was reportedly bought for £14.4million.
But TSV 1860 Rosenheim – Schweinsteiger’s first-ever club – have revealed that he cost less than half of that.
The figure came to light after the small German club confirmed they had received payment for aiding in the German World Cup winners development.
The transfer fee adds up to €9 million (£6.55million) We have been credited for two years [that Schweinsteiger spent at the club].
We will receive the payment in two instalments, and after deducting the advisor and legal costs, we will receive €19,000. We already received the first instalment in August.
Schweinsteiger has made six appearances so far for Louis van Gaal’s men, but has yet to score and only made one goal in those games.
However, with the injury of Michael Carrick, the German star should get the short-term opportunity to play regularly with Morgan Schneiderlin in the United midfield and, hopefully, find his best form.