Brendan Doherty

Inter Milan interested in Mexico international Héctor Herrera

Mexican midfielder Héctor Herrera may be playing his football in Italy before the end of the winter transfer window

Mexico international Héctor Herrera appears to be on way out from Porto after winning the Portuguese league last spring.

After two solid seasons in Liga MX with Pachuca, Herrera left Mexico to join Porto in June 2013. The Tijuana-native is now in his sixth season in Portugal and has established himself as of the most consistent midfielders in Europe.

On top of his solid play in the Primeira Liga, Herrera also impressed for Mexico during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Since that tournament ended, several clubs have been linked with the 28-year-old. Herrera’s current contract at Porto expires at the end of June, meaning the player would be available to join another team as a free agent over the summer.

In order to recoup some money from the coveted midfielder, Porto may decide to sell Herrera to a suitor during the winter transfer window.

According to a report in Tuttomercato, the Mexico international could find himself in the black and blue colours of Inter Milan in just a few weeks.

Porto have stated they would like to retain their key man in midfield but their advances have so far fallen on deaf ears. Italian papers report that Inter’s staff have already met with Herrera’s representatives in order to fast-track a move in January.

Tuttomercato report that sporting director Piero Ausilio was among the Inter staff to meet with the player’s agents and that the club are confident of closing the deal soon.