A player who wants to stay and a club who will probably sell him. That’s Hector Herrera’s situation at Porto right now.
In an interview during the international break, the midfielder was asked about a transfer and told Televisa Deportes: “I know nothing about this. I’m at FC Porto and my thoughts are there”.
“I’ll stay there while the president wants me,” he said.
But if his stay will depend on the club’s wish, his departure shouldn’t take too long. According to A Bola today, Porto could be looking to sell him at the end of the season.
Herrera’s relationship with the fans hasn’t been very good after recent performances. And the transfer links with clubs such as Liverpool, Juventus and Napoli are encouraging the club to sell him.
A Bola takes Liverpool as the main side in the chase, although there aren’t any convincing arguments why the Reds should be keen on him.
Herrera has a €40m release clause, but the newspaper claims that a little over half of it should be enough to take the player from Porto.
During the summer, Herrera was much linked with an exit, with Napoli said to be leading the race. They never found an agreement, even though according to reports from Italy, the club were offering €23m plus €2m in bonuses.
But things seem to be much easier now.
If Liverpool go for it, it shouldn’t be a difficult signing.