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The Primeira Liga champions have reinforced their squad by investing the financial windfall earned from the big-money sales of Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez

Porto have confirmed the signing of midfielder Hector Herrera from Mexican Liga MX outfit Pachuca.

The Dragoes paid out €8 million for an 80 per cent share of the highly rated prospect, who won an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Games with the Mexico Under-23 side.

Herrera, who has gone on to become a senior Mexico international since, signed a contract binding him to the club for the next four seasons, with a buyout clause set at €40m.

"I have fulfilled a dream in coming to a big club in Europe," the 23-year-old confirmed to Porto's official website.

"I've always had this goal and Porto gave me this opportunity. Now I want to start working as soon as possible to show why they signed me and believed in me.

"I consider myself a dynamic midfielder, always on the move and seeking the ball. I turn up in attack frequently and know how to create chances."

He is the Estadio do Dragao side's second purchase ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, given Diego Reyes - fellow Mexico international had been snapped up on pre-contract agreement in December 2012.

Incoming coach Paulo Fonseca will see Herrera as a direct replacement for the departed Joao Moutinho after the latter was sold to Ligue 1 spenders Monaco for €25m in May.

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