€40m midfielder Hector Herrera, not Martinez, perfect addition for Tottenham Hotspur

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If Tottenham Hotspur scouts were looking at Jackson Martinez this evening, they may have been even more impressed with Hector Herrera.

Tottenham have been once again linked to prolific forward Jackson Martinez, with Talksport reporting interest in the Colombian striker.

Yet if scouts from the club were watching Porto's Champions League game against BATE Borisov, they will have been far more impressed with another star of the team.

Martinez scored, but it was Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera who tore the side from Belarus apart, putting in a dominant display.

Tottenham's midfielders have been accused in recent times of being too pedestrian, and lacking quality to make an impact in the final third.

Herrera is the opposite of that, he is game changer who can score from midfield and create, as he showed against BATE - scoring one and providing two assists.

  TeamMatchGoalsGoal AssistKey PassesPassing AccuracyMins Played
Héctor Herrera Porto Borisov vs Porto 1 2 2 82% 90

Herrera showed his talents at the World Cup where he impressed for Mexico, and at 24-years-old he may be ready for his next move.

A problem Spurs would have to overcome is his €40 million release clause, but Portuguese clubs can use these as a deterrent for when they don't want to sell, and be persuaded to cash in for less if there is an offer tempting enough but not as high.

He would still cost a substantial sum, but with a clearout likely, potentially including Roberto Soldado, Moussa Dembele, Vlad Chiriches and Andros Townsend, Spurs could substantially reduce any potential outlay.

If they want a midfielder who is the very definition of dynamic, and can win them games by helping the strikers blossom and take the pressure of them, Herrera can be their man if they are bold enough to push for him.

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