Arsenal are ready to rival Spanish galatico Real Madrid for Hector Herrera, according to reports by the Mirror.
The FC Porto star will run down his contract at the end of the season. This means he will leave on a free and will be allowed to talk to interested suitors.
Herrera is a committed player and any club that nabs him first will definitely leave the January window with a big grin.
The star was earmarked to join Real Madrid in January. He played under former Spain, now turned Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui.
Porto may not be happy seeing him leave on a cheap if they can’t tie him down with a new improved deal.
While Real Madrid are touted as favourites to land the Mexican, Arsenal have joined the fray.
The Gunners are set to spark a stiff competition for the star, after reportedly confirming their interest in the Mexico international.
January is crawling near and the anticipation is rising. Going up against a much bigger rival as the underdog has cut the Gunners chances of winning over the player.
But if Arsenal are quick enough to bait the player, he may wear the Red and White shirt in January.
Getting Herrera on a cheap will be music to the Gunners ears. This should encourage the Premier League outfit to double their efforts in sealing his move down to north London.