According to reports from the Daily Mail, Manchester United are looking to activate the 12-month option on star midfielder Ander Herrera’s contract.
Herrera has entered the final year of his contract at Manchester United this season and although the Red Devils have been holding talks with the midfielder’s representatives over a new deal since last November, nothing has come into fruition as of yet.
With the January transfer window fast approaching, Herrera, who currently earns around £75,000-per-week, will be able to hold talks with foreign clubs regarding a free transfer next season in a couple of months’ time and United clearly do not want to be placed in such a situation.
Therefore, United are said to be looking to take drastic actions in order to protect Herrera and according to reports from the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are set to activate the 12-month option on his current contract in order to give themselves more time to negotiate a new deal with the midfielder.
United pulled off a similar move with Marouane Fellaini in January earlier this year and tying down Herrera to another 12 months will certainly be a smart thing so as to avoid the prospect of losing him for nothing next season.