Liverpool target nearing move to Napoli – reports

Date published: Tuesday 28th June 2016 12:41

Hector Herrera: Move to England on cards?

Porto midfielder Hector Herrera is ready snub a move to Liverpool in favour of a move to Italian outfit Napoli, according to reports in the Italian media.

The Mexican international has been recently linked with a move to the Reds, but according to Italian media outlet Fantagazzetta, Liverpool’s inability to provide Champions League has been seen as a deal breaker with a move to Serie A side Napoli more plausible after a second-place finish last season.

Meanwhile both TuttoMercatoweb and Corriere Dello Sport claim that personal terms have been agreed with Herrera over a possible move to Naples.

Both reports also add that the clubs are now looking to hash out a transfer fee for the 26-year-old, with Napoli reportedly £6million short of Porto’s asking price after an opening offer of £16million.

Herrera signed for Porto from Mexican side Pachuca in 2013 for a reported fee of £6million and made eight appearances in the B team before moving on to Porto’s first team.

Since breaking in to the first team he has gone to make 79 appearances for the club and had stellar campaign last season after being named club captain and ended up scoring nine goals along with notching five assists, bringing his total to 15 in all appearances.

The playmaker has also been ever present for the Mexico national team and was part of both teams which won the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in London 2012 and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2015. Herrera has now made 44 appearances since making his international debut in 2012 and has also scored 4 goals as well.

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