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

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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