By Chris Wright
A transfer six months in the making, Manchester United have announced that Ander Herrera has joined the club from Athletic Bilbao after the Spanish midfielder bought himself out of his €36million release fee earlier today…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 26, 2014
Herrera told the United club site:
“Signing for Manchester United is a dream come true. I have played at Old Trafford for Athletic Club in the Europa League and it was one of the highlights of my career so far.
“I have joined United to do all I can to help the team reach the club’s objectives.
“Having arrived on Tuesday, I’m excited to now be living in Manchester and I can’t wait for my first game in United’s famous red shirt.
“I will never forget my time with Athletic Club and I’d like to thank the fans and staff for all their support and, above all, wish all my fantastic former team-mates all the best for the future.”
Very, very expensive (maybe it’s that ‘Spanish premium’ we’ve heard so much about?) but a good signing none-the-less.
How do you plead, United fans?