Manchester United fans eyeing swap deal as Ander Herrera linked with Atletico Madrid move
Manchester United could be set to lose Ander Herrera next summer if reports in Spain are to be believed.
With his contract at Old Trafford set to expire in 2018, a report from AS on Friday has claimed the midfielder could be close to agreeing a return to his homeland. The report adds that Atletico Madrid are eyeing a move for Herrera as they seek to strengthen their midfield, adding that the player has rejected the offer of a renewal at United.
Naturally, many United supporters have taken the news with a pinch of salt... although it hasn't stopped some of them from getting ahead of themselves.
As Jose Mourinho guided the club to Europa League glory in Stockholm at the end of last season, it seemed a return to the Champions League would be enough to coax Antoine Griezmann to Manchester. As we all know, a transfer ban for Atleti stopped the move from happening.
Some are under the impression that United will return for the French international next summer. This, along with the report on Herrera, has seen some of the club's supporters jump to conclusions.
Apparently Ander Herrera is on his way to Atletico Madrid. Fine by me if we get Griezmann in return
— Curt (@unitedcurt) November 10, 2017
With all these Herrera reports, I seriously hope Griezmann is part of a swap 🙏🙏🙏
— Hashem Nayyar (@HA5H3M_UNITED) November 10, 2017
Griezmann to United in January if Herrera leaves for Atletico after his contract talks are stalled.
Atletico are virtually out of the Champions League.
We desperately need a No. 10 too!
— Devilstrident #GlazersOut (@devilstridents) November 10, 2017