Free agents in the summer
Back in the winter, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel wanted to bolster the Parisian midfield with two new players. However, Leandro Paredes, who signed for 40 million euros, remained the only new addition until deadline day. After the surprisingly early exit in the Champions League round of 16 match against Manchester United, the club does not have much financial leeway, and therefore is keen on signing one of the most valuable free agents in the summer.
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The most valuable free agents in the summer
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According to information from the British Tabloid “Sun,” which is confirmed by the Spanish sports newspaper “Marca,” and the French radio station “RMC,” PSG has prevailed in the courtship of Ander Herrera (Photo), who is still under contract with Champions League opponents Manchester United. Although the 29-Year-old had been in negotiations with the “Red Devils” regarding an extension, the offer from Paris was significantly more lucrative.
According to this, the French champion has submitted a three-year contract offer for Herrera. “RMC,” even reports on a contract until 2023. These contracts would give the Spaniard an annual salary of just under 9 million euros gross. The central midfielder would thus rank among the top earners in Ligue 1: He would rank sixth behind PSG pros Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva and Ángel Di María alongside PSG’s keeper Gianluigi Buffon and Monaco’s attacker Falcao.
Herrera joined Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao for € 36M in the summer of 2014. For the “Red Devils” he has been used in 186 games and scored 20 Goals (27 assists). Among players that will be free in the summer, only teammate and goalkeeper David de Gea, and PSG pro Adrien Rabiot have a higher market value. Herrera would fill the void Rabiot leaves with his departure in the summer.