Manchester United Transfer News: Hector Herrera a Good Signing?

Colan Lamont@clamontsportAnalyst IIAugust 23, 2012

Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with Olympic star Hector Herrera, and it seems that he would be very open to a move if United come calling.

Sky Sports reports that despite Herrera hearing nothing concrete thus far, he is excited by all the speculation surrounding his footballing future. He told Raza Deportiva:

From what I've heard there has been some news, but I have had no approach from the Pachuca club president or the people from Manchester.

If given the opportunity to emigrate to European football of course I'd go but I have wait to see what the club officials say.

Despite the player himself saying that he has heard nothing, Pachuco sporting director Andres Fassi says United have made their interest known. Fassi said:

We know he's going to emigrate to England. Manchester United and Liverpool have talked to us.

The 22 year-old central midfielder shone during the Summer Games in which Mexico won the gold medal and has since had a £10 million fee placed on his head.

From looking at all the newspaper speculation surrounding him, it becomes clear that he is a very versatile midfielder.

I have seen him described as a box-to-box, attacking and holding midfielder, and a winger. Oh, and he can play some full-back, too.

According to The Telegraph on Thursday, Pachuco have received official interest and the relevant documents but are unwilling to name the team at this time.

They also say that they would not stand in the way of the player at all if he has a chance at his dream move to the Premier League.

Obviously, there aren't too many Mexican stars in the Premier League, and people may be skeptical because he has only been a known commodity for less than 12 months.

He had no assists or goals last season, but I suppose it's his potential that most teams will be interested in.

Although he shone in the Olympics, several other Mexican midfielders performed just as well, like Marco Fabian. But, United may see him as an alternate to Lucas Moura, who they decided against signing when the bidding got into the crazy-money region.

Javier Hernandez was also a relative unknown when he was plucked from obscurity in Mexico, and he has since gone on to have a good impact at Old Trafford.

So, do you want him?