Sky Sports Scout - Hector Herrera
Sky Sports Scout is where we scour the globe looking for the best talent, next up is Hector Herrera.
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Last Updated: 21/05/14 11:22am
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Latest under our scout's gaze is Pachuca starlet Hector Herrera - recommended by Sky Sports reader Steve Finley.
The scout reports...
Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera had an excellent Olympic tournament and is now being strongly linked with a move to England, we check him out.
Born just south of the American-Mexican border, Herrera was spotted early on by scouts for Pachuca - who took him into their youth set-up.
He progressed well, but all his formative years were spent playing on loan at a number of their affiliated clubs.
He performed for Cuautla, Titanes Tulancingo and Jaiba Brava before eventually returning to top-flight Pachuca.
Indeed Herrera was not even brought into Pachuca's first-team squad until last year and his debut came just over 12 months ago.
But Herrera soon settled in well and was quickly a first-team regular and he was awarded the Golden Ball in his homeland for the best 'rookie' in the league.
His performances saw him called into Mexico's youth set-up and he was named in their Olympic squad where he again became an integral figure.
Before playing in London, Herrera was already attracting interest from a number of foreign sides - with Liverpool said to be at the head of the queue.
Manchester United are also now on his trail as they are eager to land the dynamic young midfielder.
Herrera is a combative, all-action midfielder - box to box, who is not afraid to put his foot in - although probably not his finest asset. He is a good all-rounder, with skill and who can pass.
The scout says...
It is little surprise that after a very good Olympic tournament he is attracting huge attention - and a move to England looks a real possibility.
Should he get a move before the deadline, it would cap a remarkable 12 months for Herrera.
The Scout rating...
Shooting: 7 out of 10
Passing: 7 out of 10
Tackling: 7 out of 10
Heading: 7 out of 10
Pace: 7 out of 10
Vision: 7 out of 10
Current ability: 7 out of 10
Potential ability: 10 out of 10
OVERALL SCOUT RATING:59/80
Current value: £8million
Potential value: £20million
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