The 23-year-old has been on loan with Granada outfit since the beginning of the 2019/20 season, and has 10 goals from 76 appearances in all competitions across two seasons.
In a very rare exclusive, we can reveal Yangel Herrera as one of the shortlisted players Leeds United are interested in.— Talking Shutt LUFC podcast (@TalkingShutt) April 12, 2021
He's a versatile midfielder currently impressing on loan from Man City at Granada.
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Across his career, Herrera has primarily played in holding midfield, but so far this campaign he has made more appearances in central-midfield and attacking-midfield, resulting in an increase in goals.
He has been on Man City’s books since 2017 when he was signed from Atletico Venezuela and immediately loaned out to New York City for two seasons, seeing him score once and assist four times across 38 matches.
A disappointing loan spell with Huesca in 2018/19 was followed by his thus far more fruitful stint with fellow Spanish side Granada.
Herrera made his international debut for Venezuela in 2016, and has gone on to earn 21 caps, scoring two goals.
Southampton and West Ham are among the clubs interested in Manchester City's Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera, who is on loan at Spanish side Granada. (Source: Goal) pic.twitter.com/QJx3hbM95R— Transfer News Central (@TransferNewsCen) April 8, 2021
Herrera started for Granada in their Europa League defeat to Manchester United, and has been particularly impressive during the current campaign.
Covered the Granada, Man Utd game last week and he was their best player on the night. Lively, energetic- fits the Bielsa mould— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) April 12, 2021
In November last year, Total Football Analysis noted the Venezuelan’s ability to play effectively in multiple positions, and also praised his movement off the ball and his goal threat from midfield.
He also has a tendency to inhabit the right side of the pitch so Granada can create a numerical superiority against their opponents, something which could see the midfielder fit in well at Elland Road.
Standing at 6ft tall, Herrera also has a notable aerial presence while also being competent in possession, although his passing accuracy is somewhat disappointing. Defensively, he boasts a high recovery rate, and has made just short of two tackles per 90 minutes across the season so far.
Total Football Analysis also highlight his excellent pressing ability, no doubt a key component in Leeds shortlisting the midfielder.
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