'What a great signing' - Balague on imminent Herrera-United move

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Guillem Balague has confirmed Manchester United are working on a deal to sign Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

Spanish journalist and TV pundit Guillem Balague has all but confirmed Manchester United’s imminent deal for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

United are expected to compete a €36 million deal for the player before his buy-out clause increase to €40 million on July 1.

David Moyes tried to sign the player last summer with the infamous report of three men posing as Manchester United officials trying to get a deal done before the transfer deadline.

Balague has confirmed the deal is in the pipeline and has described Herrera as a ‘great signing’ for Louis van Gaal, suggesting that the Spaniard has the versatility to play as a number ten or deeper in United’s midfield.

Considering United already have Juan Mata in their squad, Herrera could find himself playing more of a central midfield role as opposed to an attacking one.

If the deal is confirmed in the near future, it’s a great way for United to start their transfer business this summer and hopefully for United fans, it’s a sign of things to come under LvG.

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