We’re nearly halfway through the January transfer window and as yet Manchester United have failed to add to their squad despite the obvious need.
Sky Sports report that Ander Herrera wants to stay at Athletic Bilbao despite interest from Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old looked close to signing for United during the summer, but the deal fell through at the final moment as it was revealed that United actually thought his £36 million buy out clause was too high.
However it was thought that David Moyes could revive his interest in the Spanish youngster and one of his scouts, Robbie Cooke, was at Bilbao’s recent win over Almeria.
Bilbao, though, do not expect any movement this month and a source close to the club told us: “We know people are looking but the situation has not changed.
“Ander has us that he does not want to leave the club in this moment.”
Herrera himself was quoted by Basque paper Diario Vasco as saying: “I am happy in Bilbao, and I want to help the club improve this season.”
Many Manchester United supporting punters in the tavern are looking downcast as Herrera is the man they believe can add some added sparkle into their rather dreary looking midfield at present.
Should United now simply give up on landing long-term transfer target Herrera? Let us know your thoughts below.
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