Pachuca starlet Hector Herrera admits to meeting Liverpool scout

The Mexican midfielder dreams of playing in Europe, and it appears he is attracting strong interest from the Merseyside club who are first in line to sign the 21-year-old
Liverpool target Hector Herrera has admitted he met an Anfield scout and that he is now ready to move to a bigger club.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who plays for Mexican side Pachuca, is rumoured to be wanted by the Reds and that interest now appears to be confirmed.

Herrera told reporters: "I was only introduced to him, he didn't tell me anything specific."

Andres Fassi, Pachuca’s executive director, announced that the Merseyside club have priority in signing the midfielder but insisted that no offer is yet to be made.

He also confirmed that a Liverpool scout had been keeping tabs on Herrera.

"We have a sort of deal between the two clubs, in that Liverpool would be the first in line should the player emigrate to Europe," Fassi revealed.

"There's no formal offer yet, only interest, no verbal agreement or pre-contract.

"Liverpool's people came to Mexico on a general scouting trip, there's a declared interest in Herrera.

"Their scout was here for four practice sessions and now they want to watch him in the Olympic Games."

Herrera, meanwhile, conceded that he is likely to move on from his current club Pachuca in the hope to fulfil his ambition of playing in Europe but the midfielder is waiting to see if Fassi can negotiate a deal with Liverpool.

"I don't have a particular club I'd like to go to, but I would love to play for a big club, I don't want to go to a smaller club," Herrera added.

"I found out about the [Liverpool interest], I haven't been told anything concrete yet and I'll have to wait to see what [Fassi] says about it.

"I think it's a great opportunity, it's one of my dreams to play in Europe."

The Mexico under-23 star is confident he can cope with the demands of European football too.

He said: "I feel capable enough to migrate to European football, the fact that they're following me gives me extra motivation to say that I can aspire to important things."