Milan and Roma ready to battle for Herrera in January


AC Milan and AS Roma are reportedly ready to go head-to-head for Atlético de Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera in the January transfer window as per the report in Calciomercato(Via TRANSFERmarketWEB). 

The 31-year-old joined La Liga giants back in 2019 for free but failed to establish himself as a starter for Diego Simeone’s side. The midfielder made only 55 appearances in all competitions over the past few campaigns, scoring a solitary goal. 

According to the report, Milan are looking to strengthen their midfield in the winter transfer window and the Rossoneri have identified Herrera as one of the targets. The Mexican has a contract with the Rojiblancos until the end of this season and Stefano Pioli’s side are looking to grab that opportunity and sign the midfielder in January. 

The report further claims that the former Porto man might cost around €3.5 million in the winter transfer window. However, signing Herrera will not be easy for Milan as Roma are also showing interest in the midfielder. 

Milan and Roma eyeing a move for Herrera:

Signing Herrera will be a great acquisition for either Milan or Roma. The Rossoneri signed Tiemoué Bakayoko from Chelsea on loan this summer but the player has already sustained injury without playing a full game. 

Apart from that the Rossoneri have a relatively young midfield department and bringing in an experienced midfielder will certainly help the youngsters to develop at the Giuseppe Meazza. With Franck Kessie’s future still hanging in the air, adding an option to the squad will only benefit Pioli’s side. 

On the other hand, the Giallorossi are also lacking numbers in midfield. New manager José Mourinho only likes to work with experienced campaigners and bringing in a 31-year-old will help the Portuguese manager to implement his vision on the team. 

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