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Ander Herrera ready to leave Manchester United

He could return to Athletic Bilbao or join Paris Saint-Germain

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Ander Herrera has acknowledged he could leave Manchester United at the end of the season after he failed to agree new terms with the club.

The 29-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season, meaning he can agree a pre-contract deal with a club outside England for next season, or join any club for nothing when his current deal runs out.

Paris Saint-Germain have been regularly linked with the player, suggesting that at the very least his agent is using the press to hurry up negotiations at Old Trafford.

Herrera has also been linked with a return to Athletic Bilbao in Spain, where due to qualifying as Basque he is one of a limited amount of Basque players who are able to play for the club due to their selection process.

Speaking in Spain, Herrera confirmed that he may entertain offers from other clubs in the near future, saying: ”I focus on playing football in the month and a half that remains, the rest I leave to my agent, both the possible renewal with United and if he talks to another club for my departure.”

Herrera has returned to the first team under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, playing more games in midfield than he had done under Jose Mourinho, where he became used with decreasing regularity.

Juan Mata is another Spanish player who could leave at the end of the season when his own deal expires, and he is one of several players whose contract will soon be up. Antonio Valencia, Andreas Pereira and Matteo Darmian also have deals that could be up at the end of the season.