Manchester United are aiming to beat Liverpool to the signing of Mexico’s Olympic star Hector Herrera from Mexican club Pachuca for £10m, according to the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old midfielder was the inspiration behind Mexico’s gold medal victory and has been on United’s radar for over a year. Pachuca sporting director Andres Fassi has announced they had had a fresh approach from United requesting permission to approach the starlet who is nicknamed ‘Zorro’. Fassi said: ‘There is an official interest. We have the document, but there’s nothing else to add at this time.’ Herrera is recovering from an ankle injury but United see him as an ideal replacement for former transfer target Lucas Moura who moved to Paris St Germain.
The Red Devils have recently completed the signing of Dutch left-back Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem on a five-year deal, and Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to conclude a few more signings before the transfer window closes in nine days. The 1-0 defeat at Everton prompted the United boss to rue a lack of goal threat, and with tough fixtures such as the visit of Fulham and a day out at Southampton coming up, he’ll be eager to complete any transfer business quickly.