Manchester United favourites to land £30m Spanish midfielder

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Manchester United are the bookmakers’ favourites to sign Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera in the January transfer window.

SkyBet have got the Red Devils out in front in the market at 2/1, with second-favourites Chelsea well behind at a long 20/1. Manchester City are next at 25/1, with Spurs at 28/1 and Arsenal at 33/1.

Then comes the big-three in Spain, with Real Madrid also at 33/1 to sign the player from Athletic Bilbao. La Liga leaders Barcelona are even further back at 40/1, whilst Atletico Madrid are practically written off at 50/1.

The saying goes that the bookies are rarely wrong, and if that’s to be believed, then it seems as though Manchester United could have a new player on their hands before February 1st.

David Moyes was linked with a move for the 24-year-old in the summer, but the deal fell through in the final stages of the window, amidst reports that Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward had been duped by 'impostors' pretending to be linked with the player.

The Premier League champions continued to be linked with Herrera however, and reports at the end of September claimed Manchester United sent scouts to watch the £30million-rated midfielder in action.

Whether that translates into a move to Old Trafford in the New Year remains to be seen, but the bookmakers clearly believe there is a chance that this switch could happen.

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