Herrera makes future decision after staggering contract offer

Date published: Thursday 9th May 2019 11:31

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain after the Ligue 1 champions reportedly offered him a five-year contract.

Only last week Mundo Deportivo claimed that Athletic Bilbao had bettered Paris Saint-Germain’s offer to sign Herrera on a four-year deal.

The 29-year-old Spaniard – whose contract runs out at the end of the season – is all set to leave Old Trafford as Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans a squad rebuild.

French champions PSG were said to have already lured Herrera to the Parc des Princes with an offer of €170,000 a week on a three-year contract, but now Cadena Ser report a staggering five-year deal is on the table.

And Herrera has agreed in principle to sign for PSG on a free transfer, snubbing a return to his old side Athletic Bilbao and contract talks with United.

“Right now I’m only thinking about football and beating Barcelona in the Champions League,” Herrera told Spanish outlet ABC last month.

“I have two months left on my contract while at the moment me and United do not think the same on the renewal terms.

“I want to continue playing at the top level and for a big club for as long as my body allows, and it is still my obligation to listen to what United have to say.

“I do not want to rule out any options at the moment.”

Solskjaer clearly wanted the £29million signing from Athletic Bilbao to stay.

“We want the best players in this club,” he said in march.

“Let’s hope club and player find an agreement. We will have a strong squad next season. Ander has been very good since I came in.”

And with United looking for midfield recruits ESPN claim they ready to rival neighbours Manchester City for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes has scored 31 goals in 50 games for Sporting this season and ” is on the list of targets along with Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez” but United have Man City as rivals to land the 24-year-old, who is rated in the £50million bracket.

 

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