Mexico shocked World Cup holders Germany on Sunday, handing them a 1-0 defeat in their Group F opening match and, while Hirving Lozano was the star for making all the difference with his goal, Porto midfielder Hector Herrera ran things in the middle of the park.
The 28-year-old attempted (11) and made the most successful tackles (eight), completed five of his six attempted dribbles, and completed 82 per cent of his passes.
At club level, Herrera has been a brilliant performer for Porto over the last five campaigns, helping them to the Primeira Liga last term.
Herrera is the box-to-box midfielder the Toffees are currently lacking, with his ability to halt opposition attacks with his tackles and start his side's forays forward with his perfect distributions a key quality they could do with.
The Mexico international scored five goals and assisted another five for Porto across all competitions last term, and he could surely improve Everton's midfield considering his strength and tireless running.
Herrera can play in both a deep defensive role and in a more advanced central midfielder position excellently, and he is expected to help Mexico go far at the World Cup as they face South Korea and Sweden in their next group stage games.
During his Bayern Munich days, Pep Guardiola once said of the Porto star prior to a Champions League match in 2015: "Physically Herrera is very strong. He seems sluggish, but he is very powerful. Porto have a good eye for signing players of great quality, and Herrera is one of them."
Without a doubt, the Mexican star has all it takes to excel in the Premier League, and Everton would be smart to make a move for him this summer.
Alongside Gueye, the Toffees would surely boast of the best midfield combinations in the league.
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