West Ham should sign Hector Herrera as a big upgrade on Cheikhou Kouyate

According to reports in The Sun on Sunday, West Ham United believes they are in a good position to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer as Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini looks for a new player in the centre, but perhaps he should be looking at a majestic 2018 World Cup star instead.

The move for Wilshere suggests that the Chilean manager is potentially looking for a replacement for Cheikhou Kouyate in the middle of the park following a disappointing 2017/18 campaign for the Senegal international, and he should have Mexico international Hector Herrera on his radar after the weekend.

The FC Porto player shone in his nation’s brilliant 1-0 win against Germany in their opening World Cup fixture on Sunday, with an all-action display in the centre of the park against the holders where he helped to keep the likes of Mesut Ozil and Toni Kroos quiet.

The 28-year-old showed his defensive abilities with seven tackles and one interception, as per WhoScored.com, while he showed how useful he can be from an attacking point of view too with a passing accuracy of 81%, and having successfully completed six dribbles and three accurate long balls.

Hector Herrera stats vs Germany

The Mexican also only has one year remaining on his contract with the Portuguese giants, and he may well be in demand from a number of clubs if he replicates his display against Germany throughout the tournament in Russia.

His attitude, energy and other attributes mean he would be a perfect fit in the Premier League and Pellegrini, whom supporters want to move for another £16.2m midfielder after an impressive World Cup display, now needs to bring him to the London Stadium.

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Article title: West Ham should sign Hector Herrera as a big upgrade on Cheikhou Kouyate

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