Manchester United are running the risk of losing Ander Herrera on a free transfer.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who add that his former club, Athletic Bilbao, are keen on bringing the 29-year-old back; while making him their highest paid player in the process.
Herrera is out-of-contract in the summer, while the current offer on the table has fallen short of his expectations. Now, he is ready to consider his options in January – as he’d be able to sign a pre-contractual agreement before moving to a new club for nothing in the summer.
As a squad player, having Herrera around is great. He brings energy, fight, desire and drive into the team. He scores goals on occasion, has an excellent passing range and he always fully commits to the cause.
Losing him, for free no less, would be a bitter pill to swallow. Don’t forget, during Jose Mourinho’s debut season, he was right up there amongst our best performers.
For whatever reason, United have suddenly become stingy when it comes to contract negotiations. First David de Gea, now Ander Herrera. Your top players command the highest wages, that’s just football. Don’t be surprised if United do get the Basque-born midfielder tied down, purely to ensure they can get some sort of transfer fee for him.