Report: Herrera to fund part of buyout clause with his United salary

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Manchester United target Ander Herrera will have to use some of his weekly earnings from prospective club to pay his Athletic Bilbao buy-out.

While a "technical problem" in the deal that will see Ander Herrera transfer from Athletic Bilbao to Manchester United has caused a slight delay in it's confirmation, MARCA report that the move "is about to become a fact".

Herrera has long been linked with the behemoths of British football, but United's attempted acquisition of the player has hit an obstacle as Bilbao recently confirmed that they have rejected a €36 million bid (£28.78 million).

In order to smooth over the process, Herrera, 24, will have to part-fund the buy-out clause embedded in his Athletic contract from his forthcoming weekly salary from United, believed to be between £50,000 and £110,000.

Herrera's terms with the Premier League hopefuls is on a five year basis, but the €36 million must be deposited with the Professional Football League (LFP) - something United "wanted to avoid" as they preferred a "[cash] loan".

Guillem Balague reported late last night, Wednesday, that if the technical issue is sorted, then ratification and finalisation can occur by the week's end - Friday.

The protracted transfer story continues.

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