Rio Ferdinand is said to be on the verge of signing for QPR as a free agent, when his Manchester United contract expires on June 30.
As his 11 years at Old Trafford come to a close, Ferdinand has been spending his World Cup as a pundit for the BBC, but he also fancies himself as a scout, as per his Twitter page.
Ferdinand was impressed with Mexico's Hector Herrera, who dazzled for El Tri against Croatia as they booked their place in the round of 16.
If I'm a manager right now&needed a midfielder who isn't going to cost a bomb Mexico's Herrera would be top of the shopping list! Impressive— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 23, 2014
Herrera was impressive against Croatia, playing all 90 minutes, creating one goal and hitting the post.
|Match||Matchday||Assists||Key Passes||Hit Woodwork||Aerial Duels Won||Ball Recovery||Mins|
|Héctor Herrera||vs Croatia||03||1||3||1||6||8||90|
He is unlikely however to be 'cheap' as Rio Ferdinand suggests. Herrera signed for Porto a year ago, with it reported via UEFA.com that he had a 40 million release clause written into his contract.
His form for them last season was disappointing however, providing just three goals and three assists in 39 appearances in all competitions, as he adapted to his first season in Europe.
Clubs are unlikely to be bowled over by such figures, certainly not enough to pay that release clause. Only a bid at around half the fee would tempt Porto, perhaps taking into account his World Cup displays may represent a unique selling window.
United however would find far better value in Holland's Memphis Depay, and as for Ferdinand's next side QPR, Herrera is almost certainly out of their price range.