Inter Milan must swoop for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez if the Italian giants receive any indication that the Mexican is not part of Louis van Gaal’s plans for next season.
After initially starring in his debut campaign in English football, where he scored 20 goals en route to United lifting a record breaking 19th league title, ‘Chicharito’ has had to play second fiddle to the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck.
He was a bit-part player under the stewardship of former manager David Moyes, and hit just nine goals last season as United slid to 7th in the Premier League table without Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm. And now, with Van Gaal said to be monitoring the position of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, Inter must fight off the likes of Real Madrid and Aston Villa to pull off a major transfer coup.
The Nerazzurri are expected to spend big this summer after a disappointing Serie A campaign where they finished in fifth place and a mammoth 42 points off the eventual winners Juventus.
Javier Zanetti, Diego Milito, Estaban Cambiasso and Walter Samuel are all leaving the San Siro, emphasising the need to bring in replacements of a sufficient quality that can fill the voids their departures will inevitably bring.
Hernandez is a poacher, one of the best out and out goalscorers in world football and a character hungry after his time in the wilderness over in Manchester. He remains a popular figure within the Old Trafford dressing room and with the adoring United fans, but will seek a move abroad unless given any reassurances by the new manager, who is already said to harbour doubts over his ability at the highest level.
Injuries have derailed and stunted his progress thus far, but Inter are keen to form a potential partnership of the Mexican and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to usher in a new era of success. Chicharito could use the 2014 World Cup to help lure possible suitors into a transfer bid, with Mexico in a group with hosts’ Brazil alongside Cameroon and Croatia.
At around £15million, he would e a snip for Internazionale. His goal threat and energy would make him a coveted addition to the squad and a fantastic injection of talent for Serie A as a whole.
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