West Ham fans are loving their latest transfer target, after reports in Portugal suggested they could be one of a number of clubs eyeing up Porto’s Hector Herrera.
According to Portuguese outlet Correio da Manhã (via Sport Witness), Herrera could be on the move this summer.
Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are all “showing signs” of interest in the Mexican midfielder, and the Portuguese champions are demanding just €15m (about £13.3m).
The bargain price is down to the fact that he has just 12 months left on his contract, and popular Hammers insider ExWHUEmployee has confirmed the interest in the midfielder, claiming Herrera is very close friends with Javier Hernandez.
It will be difficult to ward off the interest from Everton and particularly Arsenal, but if Manuel Pellegrini can convince Herrera to come to East London he could completely transform the Hammers’ midfield.
The 28 year-old has been an absolute beast at the World Cup for Mexico, and getting him for such a bargain price would be incredible business.
The feisty midfielder was integral to Porto’s league winning campaign, averaging 2.8 tackles, 1.6 interceptions, 1.4 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per game last season, all while boasting an 85 per cent pass success rate.
Fans are all over this one, practically pleading for the club to come through and make it happen. You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I would rather sign him and Grealish than keep dragging on for Anderson
— Spencer Robinson (@Spangle1972) June 28, 2018
rather have him than anderson
— nigel bunning (@yorkyhammer) June 28, 2018
He’s very good, would be great to have someone with his engine in front of the defence.
— George Nicolas (@GeorgeNicolas_1) June 27, 2018
this would be such a class signing
— h (@harrythills) June 27, 2018
Please please be true ??
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) June 27, 2018
Looks really good for Mexico probably a better option than Wilshere
— Ben?? (@ChicharitoFIick) June 27, 2018