Ex-Man Utd midfielder ‘in contention’ for Spurs but he rejected loan

Ander Herrera was “in contention” to join Tottenham on loan but the player would reportedly “only want to play for Man Utd in England”.

The 32-year-old spent five years at Man Utd between 2014 and 2019. He was a beloved figure during his time at Old Trafford.

Herrera played just short of 200 times for United as he won the FA Cup and Europa League.

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The Spaniard exited Man Utd in 2019 as he signed for PSG. The French side have been linked with Tottenham outcast Tanguy Ndombele. 

The two teams have reportedly been in discussions over a loan swap deal. Leandro Paredes is said to have ‘caught the eye’ of Spurs.

Adam Clayton of The Athletic has revealed that Herrera was “in contention” for a move to Spurs. He is said to be against this transfer due to his allegiance with Man Utd:

“PSG’s Ander Herrera was mentioned as a name in contention for a swap deal with Tanguy Ndombele at Tottenham,” Clayton explained (via The Athletic Football Podcast).

“But he’s happy at PSG and I’m told that he would only want to play for Manchester United in England.”

Elsewhere, Simon Jordan believes that Anthony Martial’s struggles at Old Trafford are down to himself and not the club, claiming that he has ‘failed to adapt’.

“If you look at young players. Wayne Rooney went into Man United as a teenager, [Cristiano Ronaldo] went there, Jude Bellingham’s gone to Dortmund as a teenager,” he said on talkSPORT.

“It depends on the player and how they adapt. The ownership of the outcome is determined by the player and is created by him.

“If you’ve been there a couple years, or eighteen months like Wilfried Zaha went there, clearly it wasn’t right for him to go Man United at the time.

“You can contribute that to the player and the step up, he [Martial] has been given six-and-half years!

“Six-and-half-years to get his act together. Ultimately he’s not really made his mark.

“It’s all been about what he can do rather than what he has done. You have to lay the blame the player – the same way with Memphis Depay when he came.

“There are also many examples of younger players who go to clubs and are successful.

“To build something of substance and to overcome adversity, if it’s always a one-way transaction then when a moment of adversity comes your way, you will fail.”

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