London: Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly attempting to hijack Liverpool’s attempt to sign Mexican star Hector Herrera.
Herrera, 22, who was the inspiration behind Mexico`s gold medal victory at this London Olympics, has been on United and Liverpool FC’s radar over the last year.
“There is an official interest. We have the document, but there’s nothing else to add at this time,” The Sun quoted Pachuca’s sporting director, Andres Fassi, as saying.
“We know he’s going to immigrate to England. Manchester United and Liverpool have talked to us. We want him to continue with Pachuca. But when he decides to leave, the club will give him the opportunity to do so,” he added.
Herrera, also famously known as ‘Zorro’, is currently recovering from an ankle injury, but United are reportedly viewing him as a decent replacement for former transfer target Lucas Moura, who moved to Paris St Germain.
First Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10:32