Ander Herrera’s move to Paris Saint-Germain was confirmed today.
Herrera has signed for the French champions on a free transfer after failing to agree a new contract to stay at Old Trafford.
The Spanish midfielder joins on a five-year-deal, keeping him in Paris until June 2024, a deal the Reds would clearly not offer Herrera.
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Herrera’s exit means there is a gap in United’s squad. The midfield area has needed addressing for some time now and the Spaniard’s departure has only increased the issues in the centre of the park.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must look to sign at least two central midfielders this summer with Paul Pogba also pondering his future at the club.
The Reds have been linked with Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff this summer. These players, 24 and 21 respectively, would be fantastic more youthful additions that have plenty of potential to develop.
Fernandes would add star quality in the final third that Herrera often lacked from midfield and Longstaff, though still unproven, has been regarded by many as having similar qualities to Michael Carrick.
Paris Saint-Germain is thrilled to announce the arrival of @AnderHerrera 🔝
The Spanish midfielder has signed a 5⃣-year deal with the club that runs through June 30 2⃣0⃣2⃣4⃣!
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— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 4, 2019