Manchester United ready to agree terms with experienced Spanish star, not David de Gea

Manchester United are reportedly close to finalising contractual terms regarding an extension with Ander Herrera. The Spaniard currently has four months remaining on his existing deal but United are confident of extending his stay on a long-term basis.

According to The Mail, the Red Devils are close to wrapping up a contract renewal for the former Athletic Bilbao man, who has been a regular member in the starting lineup since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the club on a temporary basis in December.

Herrera was previously fancied to make a probable return to Spain in the summer with Bilbao looking at the prospect of re-signing him. However, he has managed to increase his importance within the United ranks since Ole took over and the Norwegian is said to have personally intervened to finalise the Spaniard’s contract extension.

Likewise, Herrera has regularly indicated his ambition of prolonging his stay with the Mancunian giants and he appears on course to earn a new contract which should take him to the twilight of his professional career. The Spaniard is likely to be handed a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

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