Manchester United have not gone through with their move for Athletic Bilbao player Ander Herrera. The story, which evolved over the afternoon, will be explained fully by the footballer himself tomorrow.
The player had received a promise from the club that they would deposit his buy-out clause of 36 million euros with the Spanish league (LFP). This afternoon three representatives of Manchester United attended the LFP offices in Madrid and it appeared they were about to deposit the money to break the player’s ties with Athletic.
However they left some time later without having completed the transaction, because they lacked a power of attorney from the player. Upon leaving they contacted Herrera’s lawyer for the necessary paperwork, and that’s where the deal stopped, in spite of the fact that Manchester United had asked for the player to be available in Bilbao for a medical.
It appears that Manchester United changed their minds and decided to pursue Everton’s Fellaini. There were also rumours of a bid for Khedira.
Ander Herrera was set to earn more than four million euros a season at the English club.