According to new reports, Manchester United have tied down Ander Herrera by triggering his extension clause, and won’t need to be scared of loosing him for free next summer.
Herrera, who was crowned the Manchester United player of the Year last season, was strongly linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer transfer window.
The season, however, he has been linked with Atletico Madrid after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford following the arrival of Nemanja Matic this summer.
His original contract with Man United is meant to expire at the end of this season, and he would be free to negotiate with foreign clubs when January comes.
However, the Daily Mail made it known that Jose Mourinho’s side have sanctioned a clause in his contract that automatically triggers an extra year.
With this, Herrera is now tied to the red devils until 2019.
Despite his lack of regular playing time this term, Ander is said to remain happy at Man United as he enjoys playing under manager Jose Mourinho, while the Portuguese tactician is also keen to tie him down at his team.
It was added that the Spaniard is likely to sign a new long-term deal with the Old Trafford club, but they are trying to keep him away from Atletico Madrid, and have decided to take the step.