Athletic Bilbao: 'Ander Herrera matter closed'

Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia says that Ander Herrera will not be leaving the club in the near future.

Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia has ruled out the possibility of selling midfield playmaker Ander Herrera.

The 24-year-old was the subject of a deadline-day bid from Manchester United, although reports later alleged that it was impostors claiming to represent the Premier League champions who were attempting to broker a deal.

Red Devils boss David Moyes was said to be considering another move in January, but Urrutia has drawn a line under the matter.

"I don't know what other teams will do, but I consider the Herrera issue to be closed," the 45-year-old told reporters.

"Ander has a contract until 2016. All players have to focus on giving Athletic all you can give."

Herrera arrived at San Mames from Real Zaragoza in 2011.

Marouane Fellaini in action for Everton during pre-season.
Read Next:
United 'determined' to bolster midfield options
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account