The protracted transfer of Ander Herrera, who was due to sign for Manchester United last summer, has been delayed due to a "technical problem" according to reports from Spain.
An Express report just yesterday, Wednesday, explained that the player - a 24-year-old renowned for not only his creativity but also his break-up play - had passed a medical examination in Manchester ahead of the completion of the deal, after an agreement between the clubs had been reached over the £28.4 million release clause in the Spaniard's contract.
AS even commented that Herrera had already said his goodbyes to his Los Leones team-mates.
Manchester United fans hoping for the transfer need not fear, though, as the delay may only be for a matter of days, according to La Liga expert Guillem Balague, who translated Cadenaser journalist Iñigo Markinez: "The paperwork left in the League on Monday. Delay due to a "technical problem". If sorted, [he will be] presented [on] Friday."
United had been linked to a plethora of the continent's top midfielders, including Bayern Munich passer Toni Kroos and erstwhile Barcelona star Francesc Fabregas, who has joined Chelsea.