The Catalan giants are set to enter race to sign Mexico’s World Cup star, Hector Herrera.
According to sources, Blaugrana giants, Barcelona, have joined arch-rivals Real Madrid in race for signing Hector Herrera, who is valued at a price of 40 million euros.
The Real Madrid target has spent the past five seasons in Portugal with Porto, scoring 26 times while assisting another 27 in 192 appearances for the club. Along with that, Herrera has been a key player for the Mexico national team.
The 28-year-old has vast experience at the top-level, and his consistency has made him a potential target for both the La Liga giants.
Mundo Deportivo reports that the Camp Nou outfit is the most recent club to express their interest in the Porto midfielder, with Real Madrid, Napoli, Lyon and Marseille already chasing the Mexican international.
Porto value him at a fee of 40 million euros, which is a significant one, and with many clubs competing for Herrera’s signature, it will be interesting to see if Barcelona push forward with the deal.
Barcelona’s midfield is an area to address for Ernesto Valverde, as veteran Andres Iniesta departed this summer. Even though there will be a void left with Iniesta’s departure, Valverde played most of last season with the trio of Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Paulinho.
Despite having the back-up options in players like Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes, the duo was not given enough game-time last season to prove their worth. As a result, Barcelona will be willing to make reinforcements that will help Valverde’s way of playing, as the Blaugranas look to retain their La Liga title.
Herrera could be one of the players to provide Barcelona with depth, after he comes off from a solid performance at the World Cup in Russia. The 28-year-old helped Mexico reach the Round of 16, but it will be intriguing to see if the Camp Nou becomes his most likely destination this window.