According to Simon Bajkowski of Manchester Evening News, Southampton and West Ham United are just two of a whole host of clubs interested in Manchester City’s Yangel Herrera.
The Venezuelan midfielder is currently on loan at La Liga club Granada, with his performances in Spain, catching the interest of Spain’s top tier too.
Southampton and West Ham Interested in Yangel Herrera
Yangel Herrera Emerges as a Highly Sought-After Individual
The 23-year-old’s displays in a Granada shirt has helped accumulate a considerable amount of interest. He has been predominantly deployed as a holding midfielder since arriving in the South of Spain, but he can also operate as a more box-to-box player.
Despite seeing an increasing amount of attraction for the midfielder, Herrera is still highly regarded by City and is still part of their plans for the future. His performances in a Granada shirt are consistently proving that he has the ability to perform at the highest level and he would certainly create competition, should he stay with the Premier League champions in the near future.
Herrera’s current club, Granada, host Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday night – an occasion for Herrera to once again prove himself in front of European eyes.
Southampton and West Ham Target the Venezuelan Midfielder
Southampton have been keen to bolster their midfield options since Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg left a glaringly obvious void when he departed for Tottenham Hotspur in January.
The Saints have reportedly been searching for a long-term Oriol Romeu replacement and have been impressed by the Venezuelan’s 2020/21 campaign.
West Ham are also an interested party. There remains constant gossip surrounding Declan Rice‘s future at the club, with a whole host of clubs keen on the English midfielder.
It remains unseen whether the Hammers’ interest lies solely on whether Rice departs in summer, but Herrera’s tough-tackling nature combined with his undoubted technical ability, could make him a perfect fit for David Moyes.
Herrera’s Rise Is Another Success Story Of the City Football Group
Globally speaking, City’s recruitment team ranks in as one of the best. They have set up scouting networks all across the world, with the City Football Group emerging as perhaps the most successful ownership schemes in the world of football, and Manchester City are continuing to reap the rewards of its success.
If the Citizens are to sell Herrera this summer, he will generate a sizeable profit that would represent an excellent bit of business by the club. If they are to keep him, he has an excellent opportunity to develop at one of Europe’s elite and under one of the best managers in recent European history.