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Welcome home Schweinsteiger! Manchester United outcast draws big crowd in Chicago

11:39 PM EDT 3/28/17
Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire
A week after announcing his move away from Jose Mourinho's side, the 32-year-old touched down in Chicago with dozens of fans waiting for his arrival

Bastian Schweinsteiger may not have been wanted by Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, but the Chicago Fire fans are surely happy to have him.

A $4.5M trial for Schweini in Chicago

The German midfielder arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, with dozens of supporters flooding the terminal to greet the Fire's newest designated player.

Schweinsteiger signed with the MLS club last week for a reported $4.5 million, leaving behind Manchester United after sitting on the sidelines for most of the 2016-17 season.

The Fire have been looking for a star player of Schweinsteiger's caliber for years now, and after getting denied by the likes of Didier Drogba, they finally have their man.