Guillem Balague provides new Ander Herrera update: 'Technical problem'

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Manchester United were expected to unveil their €36m recruit this week, but the deal with Athletic Bilbao is delayed according to the latest transfer news.

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.

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