Gunners, PSG Keen On Spaniard
Arsenal will make a late attempt to snatch Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera before he puts pen to paper on a contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spaniard looks set to leave Old Trafford when his contract expires this summer with PSG leading the way for his signature.
The French side have offered Herrera a three-year deal worth £180,000 a week. They have the advantage in that overseas clubs are able to speak to players from 1 January of the year their contract ends. Arsenal have to wait until 1 July before making any formal offer.
But whether the Gunners could match PSG’s offer remains to be seen. French newspaper L’Equipe claims they will make some sort of bid but the cash constraints at the Emirates mean matching that bid could depend on qualification for the Champions League.
Herrera was willing to remain at Old Trafford, but talks were placed on hold following Jose Mourinho’s sacking as manager. It was only when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given the United manager’s job on a permanent basis that talks resumed. By then PSG had made their offer. That has been matched by United but with two – potentially three – offers on the table Herrera is taking his time to mull things over.