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Ander Herrera terminates his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, player set to join Athletic Bilbao

Ander Herrera captains PSG and looks disgusted
Ander Herrera is close to joining Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer after terminating his contract with PSG

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera has terminated his contract with the French club, according to Loic Tanzi. The player will now rejoin Athletic Bilbao after three years in Paris.

Herrera will sign a two-year deal with Bilbao with the option of another 12 months.

Herrera, 33, has cut his time at PSG two years early. His contract at the Parc des Princes was due to expire in 2024. 

Herrera was told to find a new club at the beginning of the summer and was left off the squad for the club’s pre-season tour of Japan. He insisted he was determined to fulfil his lucrative contract with Les Parisiens.

Herrera will now be released by the club after negotiations over compensation. He will be compensated for forfeiting the final two years of his PSG deal.

The player has reportedly waived 40 percent of this money so that Bilbao do not pay a transfer fee to sign him.

Herrera was born in Bilbao and joined the club in 2011 after starting his career at Real Zaragoza. He made 128 appearances for the Basque club during his three-year spell.

Manchester United tried to sign Herrera in August 2013, when David Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson, but the transfer failed.

A year later, Herrera would get his big move to United for £28.85million. He would spend five years in England and became a cult hero for United fans. He made 189 appearances for Man Utd, winning the UEFA Europa League, League Cup, and FA Cup.

Herrera joined PSG after leaving Manchester United in 2019. The Spanish international would make 95 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions, scoring six goals and assisting six more.

He will now join Ernesto Valverde in Bilbao. Coincidentally, the former Barcelona manager was also in charge when Herrera left Bilbao for Man Utd in 2014.

Herrera is the club’s second summer signing after they brought back Gorka Guruzeta.

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