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PHOTO: Ander Herrera holding the Manchester United shirt

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 PHOTO: Ander Herrera holding the Manchester United shirt

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera becomes the first major signing of the season for Manchester United after the player paid his €36m buy-out clause. 

The 24-year-old, as reported by Spanish media, has signed a four-year-contract at Manchester United while will earn around €3m-per year. 

The highly rated Bilbao midfielder, who was a target of United last summer, successfully completed his medical yesterday in Madrid and flew to England yesterday to complete the deal.

Herrera is a proper central midfielder, who can also play as an attacking midfielder or out wide. He scored five goals last season for Bilbao.

There was a bit of controversy surrounding this deal, and at one stage, it looked like Manchester United have missed out on their target, after Athletic Bilbao officially announced that they have rejected United’s offer.

Bilbao later confirmed that player paid the full buyout clause fee himself, to remove him from his own contract. Basically Manchester United have paid Herrera €36m, the move quite similar to that Javi Martinez’ transfer to Bayern Munich from Bilbao. 

Here, we have the first picture of Herrera with the Manchester United shirt presented by Sir Bobby Charlton. Excited Manchester United fans? Share your reactions below.

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Comments (10)

  1. welcum 2 man utd boy

  2. This is just the begining of a whole lot of things to happen.vaan gaal,we surely win the league.

  3. wonderful deal,we need more,To all fans lets be patience

  4. herrera yo welcome.

  5. Thats good but is he the right person

  6. yeesss!!utd for ever

  7. Herrera is a gud signing for Man.United.More to follow

  8. Ander welcome to the finest and the most successful club in UK. As you dawn the famous red shirt, do your best to take the team to the next level.

  9. We are so grateful 4 this surmar first signing of LVG welcum ANDER HERRERA

  10. Welcome Herrera, I think we should prepare for a beautiful season. Up Man U for life