Premier League club Manchester United had been linked with a €50 million ($58.5 million) bid for Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Ante Rebić.
Had United acted eight weeks ago, it could have bought the player for cheaper — for €1.8 million, to be exact.
But Rebić enjoyed a good World Cup alongside his Croatia teammates, and his transfer value has skyrocketed as a result.
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