So you already know that Manchester United have signed Athletic Bilbao's highly-rated midfielder Ander Herrera. He becomes the first signing of United's new boss Louis van Gaal who has promised he will go after trophies as soon as he takes charge at Old Trafford. While we all know Herrera was pursued by ex-manager David Moyes last year and a deal could not be finalized but this year several
Manchester United began the new Louis Van Gaal era in a big way today with the signing of Ander Herrera for a reported £29m from Athletic Bilbao. Herrera was pursued last summer by the Red Devils but ultimately that pursuit not only fell short but was the possible subject of sabotage.
Herrera told the official Manchester United website:
"Signing for Manchester United is a dream come true.
Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao on a four-year deal with an option for a fifth, after triggering the Spaniard's buy-out clause.
United's interest in the 24-year-old midfielder had unexpectedly resurfaced during the week and Herrera underwent a medical at Carrington yesterday afternoon, but the move looked to have stalled this morning, as Athletic Bilbao issued a statement in which they announced a £28.
OFFICIAL: Manchester United sign Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have completed their first signing of the summer after landing Atheltic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.
A statement on United's official website read, "Manchester United is delighted to announce that, after triggering the buy-out clause in his contract on Tuesday, it has signed Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Club in Bilbao, pending the receipt of the International Transfer Certificate.
Athletic Bilbao have announced this morning that they have rejected an offer from Manchester United for Ander Herrera, less than 24 hours after the midfielder was thought to have undergone a medical at Carrington.
United were close to sign the 24-year-old midfielder 12 months, before the deal collapsed on deadline day when lawyers claiming to be operating on behalf of United in Bilbao turned out to be impostors, as Athletic insisted United did not come close to meet Herrera's release clause.
MASSIVE BLOW: Athletic reject Manchester United's €36m bid for Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been dealt a massive blow is their pursuit of signing of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera as the Basque club have rejected a whopping€36m bid from the Red Devils for the player.
Manchester United look to beon the brink of sealing their first transfer of the summer window, with reports suggesting that the Red Devils are currentlyin advanced talkswith Athletic Bilbao about a deal for central midfielder Ander Herrera.
According to reportscoming out ofSpain (h/t The Telegraph), a £29 million deal is close to completion and the midfielder is set to become the first signing of the Louis van Gaal era at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed with Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, who looks set to become Louis Van Gaal's first signing of the summer after United decided to trigger the midfielder's release clause.
Spanish newspaper Marca reports that United decided to pay the €36m (£28.
€36m midfielder set to snub Chelsea and Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United and Chelsea could miss out on highly rated Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera this summer.
The 24-year-old midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer and the saga dragged on till the transfer deadline day, where Bilbao rejected a€30m offer for the Spaniard, who has a€36m release clause on his contract.
Atletico Madrid defender Miranda looks set to become Louis Van Gaal's first signing as Manchester United manager, after the club has reportedly triggered the defender's release clause, thought to be worth in the region of £24m.
The 29-year-old defender was instrumental in Atletico Madrid's phenomenal season and even though he couldn't prevent Diego Simeone's men from falling to a 4-1 defeat in Saturday's European Cup final against city rivals Real Madrid, the Brazilian has emerged as one of the best defenders in Europe over the last couple of seasons.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo found himself on the receiving end of somebody going down too easily during his side's game against Athletic Bilbao. The boot was on the other foot as the former Manchester United man was sent-off for violent conduct after doing very little wrong. He reacted to a shove by Carlos Gurpegi [.
Atletico Madrid defeated Elche to take a four-point lead over Barcelona, who ended their losing streak with a win over Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid trail their city neighbours by six points, but have a game in hand as their match with Valladolid was postponed ahead of their Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich this Wednesday.
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Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid all registered wins at the weekend as the Primera Liga title race in Spain looks set to go right to the wire. Atletico were victorious in Bilbao, Barca won the Catalan derby and Los Blancos hammered Rayo Vallecano.
Atletico Madrid remain on top of La Liga after coming from a goal behind to inflict only a second home league defeat on Athletic Bilbao at the new San Mames.
There was finally a shift at the top of La Liga as Atletico Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad to go top, while Barcelona were beaten by Valencia. Real Madrid were held to a draw by Athletic Bilbao and remain third.
Atletico Madrid went top of La Liga for the first time since 1996 after an impressive 4-0 victory against Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon.
What a wonderful footballing weekend in Spain: Valencia beat FC Barcelona and Real Madrid managed 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao. This meant that for the first time in a long time, neither of the teams are in first spot in the Spanish league; that honour was taken by wonderful Atletico Madrid, who trashed Real Sociedad 4-0 and are now four points clear of the two favourites.
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The last time a serious La Liga title contender entered the new San Mames stadium for a league match, it left with a streak-breaking loss.
Now that they trailing top rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by just one point in the race for the league lead, third-place Real Madrid will face fourth-place Athletic Bilbao on the road this weekend, looking to extend their 11-match unbeaten run in La Liga play.
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It's fair to say that Guillermo Varela, David Moyes' first signing, hasn't made a great impact at Old Trafford. But you can expect much more from Ander Herrera. As his £29 million fee suggests, the Basque midfielder will be major part of the rebuilding process under Louis van Gaal.
Herrera starred as a dynamic number 10 for Athletic Bilbao last season, dictating the flow of games as they secured Champions League qualification.
Juventus Attacking Revolution - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
FC Juventus have just confirmed Antonio Conte as manager for next campaign. The Bianconeri board is in talk with many clubs and players around Europe, to reinforce the roster for next Champions League. Here's a look at the players coming in and going.
With four place and UEFA Champions League qualification confirmed, Arsenal have already begun to look at options to add to their squad for next year.
Reports in England state that Arsenal have already made an enquiry to see whether Bayern Munich would sell defensive midfielder Javi Martinez, who has also been linked this spring with a move to Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who celebrates his 29th birthday today, learned some disappointing news on Wednesday morning.
The Real Madrid star learned on Wednesday that his red card against Athletic Bilbao was confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation's Competition Committee, and that he's been handed an additional two-match ban due to his actions as he left the field.
Following reports all week that Ander Herrera was set to sign for United, after reportedly visiting Carrington yesterday, Athletic Bilbao have released a statement claiming they have rejected a bid for the player.
They claim that United have offered £28.85m (€36m) for the midfielder but that price does not meet their estimation.
Marcelo Bielsa has rejected an offer to coach the Paraguay national team as revealed by Paraguay Football Association (APF) vice-president Alejandro Dominguez.
Following the sacking of Gerardo Pelusso last year, La Albirroja have been looking for a new permanent coach with Victor Genes having been placed in temporary charge for the final stages of the dismal 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.
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Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz grabbed a hat-trick as his side thumped Granada 4-0 last night with the pick of his goals his second a screamer from outside the box which rebounded in off both the crossbar and post.
Rahul, Kaushik and I got together once again after the match to talk about Real Madrid's bitter draw at the new San Mames vs. Athletic Bilbao. We also spoke about Sergio Ramos' growth in lieu of his 10 years in La Liga, the new 'shoe-like' Microsoft (?), Coca-Cola (?) Bernabeu as well as the legacy of the late, great Luis Aragones.