The reports in England suggested that Tottenham are the most recent club to show interest in the Mexico international Hector Herrera.
The Mexico international joined Porto from Pachuca for a fee in the region of 11 million euros in July 2013. His contract expires in the summer of 2019.
Herrera has played 201 times for Porto since signing from Pachuca, scoring 27 goals and creating 32 assists in that time.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Mexico.
His record for Mexico is also impressive. Herrera has scored five goals in 70 matches for Mexico at senior level.
The midfielder has just nine months remaining on his contract and Porto may consider a deal in this transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.
Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign a new midfielder and Hector Herrera is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
Hector Herrera has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to Teamtalk (via A Bola), “Tottenham have made contact with Porto captain Hector Herrera over a possible move to London in January. The Mexican star is a man in demand with his contract due to expire at the end of the season and has been linked with Arsenal, Roma, Barcelona and Inter Milan. However, Portuguese outlet A Bola claims it is Spurs who have made the first move for the player, reportedly offering Porto €8m to sign him in January so the player does not at least let his contract run down, where he would leave on a free. Porto will try and resist the urge until they’re 100% sure Herrera wants to move on and much will depend on how the Portuguese giants fare in the Champions League. If they’re still in the competition come the knockout stages, it’s likely they’ll reject any offer from Tottenham, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s side to likely fight it out with all other competitors next summer.”
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Signing the 28-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Pochettino.