Midfielder Ander Herrera looks set to leave Manchester United in the summer after signing a pre-contract agreement with PSG.
United want to keep Herrera, who, after several years of being a bit part player at Old Trafford, has seen his career revive since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager. And, to demonstrate their commitment to him, they are prepared to offer him a new deal on substantially better terms than his current contract.
However, the Spaniard and his representatives are holding out for more than £200,000 a week, which is a sum that United are simply not prepared to meet. Now, unless one of the parties is prepared to compromise, the 29-year old will be on his way out of Old Trafford at the end of June.
Herrera’s demands are another example of the inflationary impact that the signing of Alexis Sanchez on £500,000 a week has had on the wage structure at United.
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