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Herrera offered wage rise to stay

27th March 2019, 10:35 by Neil Foster

Manchester United have reportedly offered Ander Herrera a £40,000-a-week wage increase to stop him leaving for nothing this summer.

Club chiefs are still confident the 29-year-old Spanish midfielder wants to continue playing his football at Old Trafford although reports claimed on Monday that Paris Saint-Germain are keen to seal an agreement for the United fans' favourite.

That has been played down by the Red Devils, however, who remain quietly confident their offer to hike Herrera's weekly salary to £170,000 per week will be enough to secure a new four-year agreement.

Herrera told Barcelona based daily newspaper Periodico it was "logical" he would now be linked with other clubs, owing to his contract soon elapsing, but he "enjoys being at the biggest club in England."

United have been playing catch-up on Herrera ever since delaying renewal talks last year, which is one of the main reasons they are now having to push the financial boat out.

Former boss Jose Mourinho was a fan of the player, who joined in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao, with caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently urging Herrera to stay put.

United know they cannot compete on wages with PSG but still believe Herrera's emotional attachment to the Manchester giants will prove decisive in the end.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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