The 32-year-old Manchester United outcast has signed a one-year deal with Chicago Fire worth around £70,000-a-week after failing to play a single Premier League minute this season under Jose Mourinho.And fans of the struggling US side, who have finished bottom in the last two seasons, were delighted to see him.
The former Germany captain and World Cup winner was happy to pose for selfies and look relaxed among the army of autograph hunters. He is due to be unveiled at a press conference today and could make his bow on Saturday against Montreal Impact as Fire look to kick-start a season which has seen them win, lose and draw in their opening three games.
Schweinsteiger completed his move to the States last week and has been preparing for what is likely to be his career swansong by training with Real Mallorca in Spain. His former tennis star wife Ana Ivanovic has a home there and the midfield icon shared a video of him thanking the La Liga club for letting him use their facilities. He added in the clip: “My visa for America is coming soon, so until then, I will be training here.”