Valencia is eyeing a £30m swoop for Manchester United’s player of the year, Ander Herrera – according to the Mirror. The Spaniard enjoyed a great campaign on a personal level for the Red Devils in 2016/17, having gained plaudits for some commanding displays in midfield.
The Spaniard has firmly established himself as a fan favorite amongst United fans for his tenacity and leadership on the pitch, and that has led to links to another La Liga giant in Barcelona recently.
But Valencia’s new coach Marcelino is reportedly very keen on taking Herrera back to Spain and is prepared to break the £30m barrier to secure his services.
Marcelino knows all about the 27-year-old as the pair spent time together at Real Zaragoza when Herrera was a youngster.
Where United are concerned, they have no plans to sell a player of such importance this summer – his discipline in midfield, coupled with his eye for a killer pass are two traits Jose Mourinho would rather not lose.
Valencia endured a pretty disappointing campaign in 2016/17 and limped into a 12th placed finish in the league, and their objective next season will surely be to try and get back into Europe.
Marcelino will ask owner Peter Lim to try and facilitate a move for Herrera, and at least test the resolve of United, who are unlikely to sell now that they have secured Champions League football after toppling Ajax in the Europa League final.