Hector Herrera moves from Pachuca to Porto with a hefty price tag on his shoulders, but he isn’t afraid of the step up to European leagues.
“I know that it is a responsibility to demonstrate everything that has been talked about,” 24-year-old Herrera told Record. “I wasn’t afraid in any moment, I was happy knowing there are new goals to accomplish.”
Herrera signed a four-year contract, with his transfer fee a mammoth 10 million dollars, according to Record, which is similar to the fee Manchester United paid Chivas for Javier Hernandez.
Pachuca retained 20 percent ownership, no doubt thinking of the huge profit the Dragoes have made off of selling on players like Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho in recent times.
Herrera traveled to Portugal last Friday to undergo his medical and sign the contract, but only got to see the stadium where he will play next season.
“I am anxious to get to know what my teammates and coach (Paulo Fonseca) are like, to integrate myself and be part of a good group,” added the Tijuana native.
The Portuguese champion will start the defense of its title in late August when the new season gets underway.