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.
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."
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