Reported Wolves and Arsenal target Hector Herrera drops out of tournament to sort his future

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo greets the Arsenal manager Unai Emery before the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on April...

Premier League duo Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal have both been linked with FC Porto's Primeira Liga captain Hector Herrera.

Porto's Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera celebrates a goal during the Portuguese league footbal match between SL Benfica and FC Porto at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on April 15, 2018.

Hector Herrera has confirmed on Twitter that he will not be available to represent Mexico at this summer’s Gold Cup as he focuses his attention on securing a move away from FC Porto.

The 29-year-old midfielder is set to bring an end to six stellar seasons at the Estadio do Dragao when his contract expires this summer, having made almost 250 appearances for the Primeira Liga outfit.

Herrera will not be short of offers when looking for a new club, however. Tuttomercatoweb have claimed that Premier League sides Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to snap up the influential playmaker on a free transfer.


The former Pachuca star could potentially replace Aaron Ramsey at The Emirates and the fact he is available for nothing should appeal to a club who are looking to rebuild a squad on a relative shoestring budget.

Wolves, meanwhile, could do with some added depth and continental nous with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side set to play Europa League football next season.

Hector Herrera of FC Porto celebrates after scores the first goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between FC Porto and RB Leipzig at Estadio do Dragao on November 1, 2017 in...

And both clubs should be encouraged by Herrera’s decision to drop out contention for Mexico’s Gold Cup campaign.

“Through this release, I want to inform my motives for my absence for the 2019 Gold Cup," Herrera wrote on Twitter.

"I find myself in need of recovering my peak fitness after the physical and mental toll of a season in which I have played more than 50 official matches with my current club - and additionally to have the chance to define my professional future."

Porto's Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera in action during the Premier League 2018

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