After a few weeks of negotiations, Atletico Madrid finally announced that Hector Herrera is their new player from FC Porto for the next 3 seasons.
There had been speculation about Hector Herrera possibly becoming a new Atletico Madrid player this summer, the Colchoneros just announced his arrival.
The Mexican midfielder was one of the most coveted players by manager Diego Simeone, he got his wish to sign him this Wednesday.
The Mexican midfielder is arguably one of the best options that Atletico Madrid could’ve gotten after Rodrigo’s exit to Manchester City.
We have a mature player who is barely entering his veteran years and still has a lot of football in his boots.
This exact type of player who is filled with the fighting spirit that Simeone loves, has the potential to become one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.
Hector’s career at FC Porto is the reason ‘Cholo’ made the decision to bring him to the Colchoneros, we will get to see Herrera facing some of the greatest players in the world.
Atletico Madrid made the Mexican midfielder’s arrival official through their website, they announced he will sign a three-year contract on Thursday morning.
The Colchoneros also highlight some of his best achievements with the Portuguese club, which is the only one he’s represented during his spell in Europe.
Herrera decided to miss on the Gold Cup with Mexico in order to close his deal with Atletico Madrid as smoothly as possible.
📝 | Agreement with @HHerreramex for the midfielder to become a new Red & White player 🔴⚪
🇲🇽 The Mexican is to sign a three-year contract tomorrow.
👋 Welcome! 🔝
👉 https://t.co/9KgGratmg2#AúpaAtleti #WelcomeHerrera pic.twitter.com/sPkUFn3UXn
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 3, 2019
The bet paid off for Herrera as this announcement was made just a day after the Mexican National Team reached the tournament’s final.
Hector obviously has no regrets because he is making a dream come true. Herrera is now part of one of the best clubs in the world.
“The Mexican is to become a new Red & White player,” wrote the club in a statement.
“The midfielder will sign a three-year contract tomorrow. Atlético de Madrid has reached an agreement with Héctor Herrera for the Mexican to become a new Red & White player.”
“The midfielder is to sign a three-year contract tomorrow. The midfielder has great experience in European football.”
“Born in Rosarito (Mexico), Herrera began his career at Pachuca’s youth teams. In 2010, at age 21, he made his debut with the Mexican side’s first team, where he began to shine.”
“At 22, he won the Toulon Tournament with the Mexico U23 team and was named Best Player.”
“Shortly thereafter, he won the gold medal with his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.”
“A year later, he moved to FC Porto, where he became one of the Portuguese side’s leaders.”
“During his six seasons in Portugal, Herrera won one league title and two Super Cups.”
“Thanks to his leadership skills and his performances on the pitch, he became one of FC Porto’s captains.”
Motivado y con mucha ilusión por llegar a un equipo histórico como el @atleticodemadrid y muy feliz por jugar en la mejor liga del mundo @laliga 🦊🔴⚪ nos vemos pronto colchoneros 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/uYU3MtOYMV
— Héctor Herrera (@HHerreramex) July 3, 2019
What can Herrera bring to Atletico Madrid?
Just as a small profile of this versatile player, we will tell the readers what Hector Herrera can bring to the Colchoneros during his new adventure.
The Mexican midfielder is one of the best defensive players in that position, but Herrera also has an exquisite touch on the ball.
The best way to describe him is to say that he is a mixture of Gabi with Saul Ñiguez rolled into one player.
His arrival to the Colchoneros will uncover an untapped potential that he still hasn’t reached, despite being already 29 years of age.
Diego Simeone is famous for taking players who are at the start of their veteran years and get the best out of them during this period.
Herrera comes to an ideal place for him to reach the absolute elite in world football, we can expect great things from this new player.
Now that he got his situation sorted out, we can expect Herrera to make a comeback to the Mexican National Team on the very first friendly match after Mexico finished the Gold Cup participation.
This player’s greatest international achievement was the SUmmer Olympics’ Gold Medal back in the 2012 London Games.
Herrera was part of that golden generation that defeated Brazil in the final.
Se acabaron las especulaciones‼💥💣
Finalmente el Atlético de Madrid confirmó la llegada de Héctor Herrera 👤🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/uJZuYDVZdL
— AS México (@ASMexico) July 3, 2019
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