Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has expressed his disappointment over Alvaro Morata’s failed transfer to the Theatre of Dreams.
The Real Madrid forward was linked with a big-money move to Manchester United, as club manager Jose Mourinho had identified the 24-year-old as a potential replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was released by the Old Trafford outfit this summer.
The Premier League giants had successfully agreed personal terms with Morata, but Los Blancos’ reluctance to sell the striker to the Red Devils for a lowered transfer fee ended up blocking the move – much to the frustration of the player as well as United fans.
Soonafter, United defeated Chelsea in the race to sign Everton superstar Romelu Lukaku, which led to Mourinho dropping his interest in the services of the Spanish international once and for all.
And now, Reds’ fan-favourite midfielder Ander Herrera, who plays alongside Morata in the Spanish national side, has expressed disappoint over his fellow compatriot’s failed move to Manchester.
When quizzed about the Morata transfer saga during United’s pre-season, Herrera stated: “Of course I wanted to have Morata as a team-mate, he was very close because the two clubs negotiated. Too bad he is not with us but I wish him well.”
The 27-year-old midfielder was also asked about the speculation linking him with a sensational transfer to Barcelona, to which he replied: “There is nothing certain about Barcelona because I am very happy at United and I feel valued and focused here.”
Written by Kunal Kambli
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