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Man Utd Transfer News: Fergie Eyes Mexican Midfielder
Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Man Utd are linked with a South American midfielder.
Manchester United are eyeing a summer move for Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera, according to talkSPORT.
The report claims United were interested in signing the 22-year-old last summer before a potential deal fell through, but it’s understood Sir Alex Ferguson has not given up hope of signing the midfielder and will once again make a move at the end of the current campaign.
talkSPORT report that Herrera is valued at £9m but the Red Devils are likely to face competition for his signature from Porto – where the player is currently on loan. The president of Herrera’s parent club, Pachuca, has confirmed there is interest from teams in England and France but insist the player will only leave in the summer if the money is right.
“There is nothing concrete on the table but there are some attractive offers,”
“It’s not just Porto either, there is also an English and a French club who are interested. We only want him to leave in June if it is a good deal.” Pachuca president Jesus Martinez is quoted as saying by talkSPORT
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Herrera is your typical box-to-box midfielder and was hugely impressive during Mexico’s triumphant Olympic Games campaign in the summer. He could be just the all-action midfielder Fergie needs at the heart of his United midfield, but with only 1 senior cap to his name, the Mexican international could find it difficult to secure a work permit should United make their reported interested official in the summer.
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