Mon 27 September 2021 | 13:01

Ander Herrera’s father reveals Barcelona’s interest in PSG midfielder

Despite enjoying an impressive start to the new season with Paris Saint-Germain, the midfielder's father has admitted to holding transfer talks with Barcelona in the recent past.

Since signing for Manchester United from Athletic Club for a €36.00m fee

, the 32-year-old midfielder was surrounded with speculations about a return to his homeland on a regular basis.

However, the Spaniard joined PSG in 2019, and his father reveals the negotiations with Barcelona last summer.


"At one point, Ander was in contact with Barca and, for various reasons, it did not happen,” 

Pedro Herrera told 



"But he does not fail because he has never worn the colours of one of the three greats of Spain because, in his eyes, the biggest club in the country is Zaragoza, where he started."


Herrera has started the current season with four goals and two assists through 10 appearances and his contract is due to expire in 2024. On his son’s future, Herrera continued: 

"He [Ander] has always been in contact with the mayor of the city, participates in and even finances various educational, humanitarian and hospital projects since Covid emerged.

"Will he become president of Real Zaragoza? I do not expect that. But being an influential manager or one of the shareholders is almost certain."


source: L'Equipe

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