Date: 1st September 2013 at 9:26am
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A Spanish radio journalist has claimed this morning that Ander Herrera confirmed to him that he would not be joining Manchester United this summer.

Tono Garcia of Cadena SER’s, El Carrusel Deportivo claims he spoke to Herrera prior to Athletic Bilbao’s game at Real Madrid in the team hotel and the 24 year old told him that he would be staying in Spain.

Whilst there is no audio of Herrera saying this, Garcia is certain of his claims and narrated the conversation he had with Herrera:

“I’m going to tell you what he told me this morning.  If he didn’t tell me, it’s because things were as clear as they are now.

“Manchester United’s initial position was firm, and offered Athletic €26 million.  This was the final offer, and they were clear that they would not pay the release clause because of the high economic costs.

“Still, there was fear [with Athletic] because Bayern did the same thing when they came for Javi Martinez, but when Martinez’ tax agent negotiated with the IRS, things got unblocked rather quickly.

“As of this afternoon [Saturday], no one with Manchester United or Ander Herrera has negotiated with the Treasury [to deposit the full release clause amount], and too much time has gone by to do so.  Therefore, [due to taxes] if Manchester United wanted Herrera they would need to play the €36 million release clause and an additional €8 million.”

The radio station’s claims have been reported by various people:

As well as confirmed by Spanish football expert Sid Lowe:


12 responses to “Herrera Tells Spanish Journalist He Won’t Be Joining United”

  1. Jumping Jesus says:

    What a shit transfer window

  2. hitzwood says:

    the journalist just want to make him self popular…he those nt even av a quote talkless of a voice conversation to go wit his fake prove

  3. hitzwood says:

    and sid lowe is tweetin what radio cardena says…cant just believe it that thier are stil sum fake journalist out thier

  4. hitzwood says:

    and as for guilame belague…i dnt knw wen he turned into google or bing…dat he knws abt all club transfer dealings in spain…his the same guy that wil knw abt man utd,barca,madrid,arsenal,chelsea,man city,banyarn,dortmund transfer dealings..hope the transfer window come to a that we wil stop hearing abt this fake journas

  5. Steve says:

    Shit transfer window. Hearing about how bayern did the Martinez thing properly a year ago, compared to our amateur Woodward is just all the more painful. Woodward is such an amateur, this is meant to be utd he’s in charge of, and he can’t scrape through one decent transfer:useless.

  6. Ayodele says:

    isnt this weird? cos El correo is also reporting this morning that herrera has agreed personal terms with Utd,a 5yr contract worth €4million a year so who is lying?

    • emmanuel says:

      ayodele were did u c dat transfer news?… Am a united fan and am desperate about utd transfers. Manutd av just acquired the service of maruoane fellaine 4 a region of 28mil.

  7. hitzwood says:

    herrera didn’t start for athletic bilbao against madrid

  8. hitzwood says:

    gud news thier

  9. Danny says:

    Moyes and Woodward are a fucking joke! We chased fabregas when he was never gonna come and embarrassed ourselves. Then we panic and try sign Herrera last minute which wont happen. And now were sitting back and watching Arsenal sign Ozil! And this wanker Moyes continues to play clevrely (the most useless fucking midfielder weve ever had) and he leaves kagawa out of the squad, then after that shocking performace against liverpool he says it was our best performace of the season……unbelievable.

  10. Danny says:

    Why are we buying Fellaini theres no way hes worth 20+million. We have NO creativity and drive in midfield. Kagawa kept Gotze out of the team at dortmund but he cant get into our team? We are going to have a shocking season this year.