Finally, Manchester United have made their first summer signing on Thursday afternoon, bringing in Spaniard midfielder Andre Herrera on a four-year deal from Athletic Bilbao, a fee in the region of £30 million.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 26, 2014
The 24-year-old will boost the midfield option for the Red Devils, who struggled last season. He is the very first signing of the newly appointed United manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Herrera has played 33 games for Bilbao last season, scoring five goals and five assists. Here’s how United Fans reacted on Twitter to Herrera’s move.
Giggs an admirer of Herrera. Wasn’t keen on Thiago. AH more combative & less flashy. Can see the logic of why he’s seen as more “United”. — Greg Johnson (@gregianjohnson) June 26, 2014
Phew! It seems the hold up was that United transferred €36m to Herrera’s bank account and he tried to do a runner as a fugitive to the law. — Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 26, 2014
Also in relative news, United fans don’t realise what a player they now have in Herrera… — Alain Jude Mixon (@Aljumix10) June 26, 2014
Herrera apparently cried when the deal to United was called off last year, I love him already. Definitely a cutie like Mata. — Liam (@OffsideLiam) June 26, 2014
Happy we’ve finally signed Herrera,he’s a verrrry tidy player,him & Mata should be great to watch — ✨ Ade Ennis ✨ (@ThePhantomEnnis) June 26, 2014
At last midfielder! Welcome to United Ander Herrera. — Martin Crossdale (@MCrossdale) June 26, 2014
Ander Herrera to Manchester United! It’s about time they got a central midfielder. — Luis Blanco (@MonsieurBlanco) June 26, 2014
Juan Mata and new signing Ander Herrera plus Adnan Januazj that’s is dream midfield for the first team man utd fans long time coming — Miranda (@miranda7drew) June 26, 2014
Meanwhile, United midfielder Juan Mata welcomes Ander Herrera on his official Twitter account.