Manchester United’s out of favour striker, Javier Hernandez, has been linked with a transfer deadline day loan move to Real Madrid, according to reports in the English press. The Mexican international is likely to feature on the peripherals of Louis Van Gaal’s squad at Old Trafford, and is seeking a last minute move away from the club as a result.
Real Madrid have emerged as a potential destination for the forward, but only as part of a temporary loan move. Should a deal be reached between United and the European champions, however, then it is expected that Madrid will have to pay Hernandez’ £90,000 a week wage bill. It is also expected that Madrid will have the opportunity to purchase the player outright next year.
Hernandez is seeking an exit from United having spent 3 seasons at the club. The striker was bought by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2010, costing the club £7 million. He became a regular appearance-maker for United in his first season, and started the 2011 Champions’ League final, which the Red Devils eventually lost to Barcelona.
However, the player has seen his influence upon the first-team dwindle following the arrival of Robin Van Persie in 2012. During the 2013/14 campaign especially, Hernandez found that regular football was especially hard to come by under David Moyes. Should the striker leave the club this summer, then he will do so having won many plaudits at United, but having lost his way a little as well.