Ander Herrera signs new deal with Athletic Bilbao

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Former Manchester United star Ander Herrera has extended his contract with Athletic Bilbao.

After much speculation about his future, the 34-year-old Spaniard has officially put pen to paper on a new deal with Athletic Bilbao that will see him remain with the club until June 2025.

The renowned midfielder, who previously had a successful stint with Manchester United, has chosen to continue his career with the team that he first rose to prominence with.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed the news on his X page, previously Twitter account, revealing that Herrera has extended his stay with Bilbao.

The father of two turned down an offer from Real Zaragoza to stay loyal to Athletic Bilbao according to reports.

This decision highlights Herrera’s commitment to the club which has been a major part of his career.

Last season, Herrera played in 27 matches for Athletic, providing three assists but failing to find the back of the net.

Despite this, his experience and leadership on the field have been invaluable to the team, making him a key player in their lineup.

Fans of Athletic Bilbao will surely be delighted to hear that Herrera will be staying with the club for the foreseeable future, as his presence in the midfield brings a sense of stability and experience to the team.

With Herrera’s new deal in place, the club can now focus on building towards a successful season with one of their most reliable players leading the way.

Ander Herrera’s football career and achievements

Ander Herrera’s career in football has been nothing short of remarkable.

Starting at Zaragoza, he quickly caught the attention of Athletic Bilbao where he showcased his talent before moving to Manchester United in a high-profile €36 million transfer in 2014.

During his time at Manchester United, Herrera made a significant impact, winning multiple trophies including the FA Cup, FA Community Shield, EFL Cup, and the UEFA Europa League where he was named man of the match in the final.

His stellar performances earned him the title of Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

In 2019, Herrera made the move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) where he continued to shine, winning the domestic quadruple in his first season and reaching the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Although PSG lost 1-0, Herrera’s talent and dedication were evident on the pitch.

In a surprising turn of events, Herrera returned to Athletic Bilbao in 2022, initially on loan before making a permanent move in January 2023.

The 34-year-old has once again dedicated his future to Athletic Bilbao after signing a one-year contract extension that will see him stay at the club until 2025.

Throughout his career, Herrera has represented Spain at various levels, winning tournaments at the under-20 and under-21 levels and making his senior international debut for La Roja in 2016 but would only ever make two appearances, his final one being in March 2017.

How much does Ander Herrera earn as salary

Herrera earns an annual salary of €3,000,000, equivalent to €57,692 per week, not including bonuses.

His net worth

Ander Herrera has a net worth of approximately £56,420,000.

Ander Herrera family

He was born and raised in Bilbao, Spain. His father is former Zaragoza midfielder, Pedro Maria Herrera.

His wife’s name is Isabel Collado and they both have two daughters together, Daniela Herrera and Carla Herrera.

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