Hector Herrera continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal, and he reportedly ‘likes’ the Premier League club as an option, according to reports.

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Breel Embolo of FC Schalke 04 battles for posession with Hector Herrera of FC Porto during the Group D match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Schalke 04 and FC Porto at Veltins-Arena on September 18, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 18: Breel Embolo of FC Schalke 04 battles for possession with Hector Herrera of FC Porto during the Group D match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Schalke 04 and FC Porto at Veltins-Arena on September 18, 2018, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

CalcioMercato write that the Herrera ‘likes’ three clubs as options when his contract expires this summer: Arsenal, Inter Milan and AS Roma. Meanwhile, TuttoMercatoWeb report that Arsenal are indeed interested in the midfielder, along with five other teams across Europe.

Roma have reportedly already made Herrera an offer of a four-year contract, and even tried to convince Porto to sell in the January window. However, the Portuguese club are determined to hold on until the summer, at least.

The S*n write that Arsenal want Herrera as a ‘replacement for Aaron Ramsey’. The two hardly play a similar role though, so that makes as much sense as most of the nonsense The S*n come out with.

Ramsey, particularly this season, plays a very advanced midfield position, even joining the front three at times under Unai Emery.

Herrera very rarely plays an advanced role, and his game is more suited to a defensive position if anything. He’s a strong tackler and good at winning aerial duels, but he also passes well and has a good through ball and long-shot in him. He’d likely come into Arsenal’s midfield two, or three, depending on the system Emery is playing.

Brazil v Mexico: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
SAMARA, RUSSIA – JULY 02: Filipe Luis of Brazil battles for possession with Hector Herrera of Mexico during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018, in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

It seems the deal still has a way to go, considering the competition for the player’s signature. There’s no real rush if Porto aren’t willing to sell now, and Arsenal don’t have any plans to make permanent purchases in the January window anyway. We’ll see how this one develops.

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