Borussia Monchengladbach insist they have no plans to bring Bastian Schweinsteiger back to Germany after his struggles at Manchester United.
The Germany international, who had previously spent his entire career at Bayern Munich, decided to take up a new challenge when he joined the Red Devils ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
But Schweinsteiger contributed very little to United in his debut season due to two separate knee ligament injuries, which limited him to just 31 appearances in all competitions.
The 31-year-old midfielder was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Jose Mourinho at the start of this term and was sent to train with the club’s Under-21s, although he always remained committed to their cause and was recently handed his first outing of the season.
Questions continue to be raised about his future at Old Trafford, despite Mourinho commenting this week that the World Cup winner is likely to stay put during the January transfer window.
However, Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl declared that the Bundesliga side will not be looking to pry him away from England next month.
Eberl wrote on Twitter: “@BSchweinsteiger is a fantastic player, but he won’t be ending his career with us.”