Winning race for Herrera would be a huge coup for West Ham

Reports have suggested West Ham could be eyeing up a bargain deal for Mexico’s Hector Herrera, and the Hammers should absolutely pull the trigger.

What’s the story?

According to Portuguese outlet Correio da Manhã (via Sport Witness), Porto’s Herrera could be on the move this summer, with Arsenal, Everton and West Ham all “showing signs” of interest in the Mexican midfielder.

The 28 year-old has drawn interest from La Liga side Real Betis, but the report claims he would rather stay at Porto than move there, and the Portuguese champions are demanding just €15m (about £13.3m) for a move to a big club.

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.

Signing of the summer?

Whether it be Felipe Anderson, Joaquin Correa or any of the other hundred attacking stars that have been linked with West Ham this summer, Pellegrini looks certain to bring in a creative midfielder.

Signing Herrera would bring a whole different element to the London Stadium though, as the feisty Mexican international would add bags of energy, leadership, fight and some excellent link up play to the Hammers’ midfield.

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The 28 year-old was an integral cog in 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.

Valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, the 66-cap star can do a little bit of everything, and his one weakness is an occasional lack of discipline, but as long as it doesn’t cost his team fans will love to see him clattering into rival midfielders all season.

Herrera has been excellent thus far at the World Cup, and if he could carry that form into the Premier League he would be the bargain of the summer for around £13m.

So, West Ham fans, would you like to see a summer swoop for Herrera? Can you beat Arsenal and Everton to his signature? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…