Transfer news

Ander Herrera deal hits snag

September 2, 2013
By Miguel Delaney

Manchester United's attempt to sign Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao is in the balance due to technical issues regarding the player's complicated contractual situation.

Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty ImagesAnder Herrera appeared keen to move to Old Trafford.

The English champions have agreed to pay €36 million for the midfielder, but have encountered bureaucratic problems with the tax around the deal.

The situation is not uncommon with Spanish players moving abroad but may cause some fans to ask questions about the attempts to force through the deal at such a late stage.

United remain confident of securing the signature of Marouane Fellaini, but it has required the Everton midfielder to put in a transfer request to force the deal through.


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