Manchester United Trigger Clause For £75,000-a-week Midfielder

Ander Herrera is all over the news, these days. Thanks to his contract that has less than a year to wind down, the Spanish midfielder is one of the most-talked players. That’s no surprise given the potential of this hugely talented midfielder.

According to the latest reports in the Daily Star, the Red Devils understand the significance of Herrera to the squad. That is why the Old Trafford management is ready to offer new terms for the player.

Herrera, on his part, was willing to extend the stay at Old Trafford considering his popularity among the supporters. The fan favourite may not be starting matches this season, as much as he did last season, but Herrera is reportedly happy at the club.

However, his contract winds down next year and the versatile midfielder is being coveted by many Spanish clubs. Atletico Madrid are eager to get Herrera on a free transfer next summer. Several reports in the past month claimed that the Spanish club was discussing a move with Herrera and his representatives. Although it is not clear if a move has been discussed, the Red Devils are not willing to take any risks.

It is being reported that United have triggered a clause in Herrera’s contract that would keep him at Old Trafford for a further year. The idea is to get maximum time to negotiate a long-term contract with the stylish Herrera.

Herrera, who was named as Manchester United’s Player of The Year last season, has been a vital cog in the team; at least after Jose Mourinho has taken charge at the club. He is earning £75,000-a-week, although it is not yet clear whether the player’s wages would be increased now.

Another name that constantly divides the supporters is Marouane Fellaini. The robust Belgian midfielder is also out of contract in the summer and could move on a free transfer.

Jose rates the Belgian very highly and is eager to have him sign a long-term contract with the club although there are minor differences in valuations of the player’s camp and the club.

Do you think United should keep hold of Herrera and Fellaini?