Ander Herrera: Why Barca look set to miss out on the United star

Reports from Spain are suggesting that Ander Herrera is a target for Spanish giants Barcelona.

The Independent ran the story that the Spaniard is considered a second option if a deal for Marco Verratti falls though.

Ernesto Valverde previously coached Herrera during his time in charge of Athletic Bilbao and is set to be a huge admirer of the tenacious yet silky central-midfielder.

The Spanish press are reporting that the Spaniard would be available for £35 million given he only has a year remaining on his contract, but the Independent muse that United would only consider a £60 million offer – then, still they would be reluctant to sell.


The Verdict

Herrera has emerged as a fan favourite this season after his fighting nature has earned him preference from Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils also see him as a future captain and integral to the future of the club, per The Independent.

It would take a huge offer to sway United and Herrera, who has fostered an admirable connection with the club and its supporters.


Written by Michael Jones

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