Inter Milan’s billionaire owner Erick Thohir is set to listen to new signing Nemanja Vidic and launch a big money move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, as well as Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado.
Recent reports have detailed how the Mexican international is on his way out of Old Trafford this summer as he’s considered surplus to requirements by new Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal. And, whilst the likes of Spurs and even Aston Villa have been linked with making approaches for his signature, it’s Inter Milan who are said to be the frontrunners.
Indeed only this morning did fresh stories emerge carrying quotes from former United captain Vidic, who once again implored his current club to try to sign Hernandez as they look for a striker. It would appear that his pleas have not fallen on deaf ears, as the Daily Express claims that Thohir is ready to invest heavily to improve his squad’s credentials.
Hernandez at United
Despite boasting a fairly decent overall goal record Hernandez has never really managed to leave a lasting impact upon the United first-team. There’s no doubting the fact that he’s made himself a fan favourite during his four years with the club, but Wayne Rooney, and more recently Robin van Persie, have been preferred in the attacking berths.
As such the diminutive forward has often had to make do with a place on the substitutes bench, and earlier this summer took the time to blast the praise being aimed at him for having carved out as a career as a ‘super-sub’. It would seem that contrary to popular belief Hernandez has no intentions of being remembered as being a good back-up to others, and so a move away this summer very much looks on the cards.
If that is the case then one would assume that Inter will be his eventual destination. Though rival Premier League clubs can offer him a continuation of his life on English shores the Nerazzurri boast real European pedigree and, though they may have fallen on hard times recently, have earned their place amongst the pantheon of footballing monoliths.
What’s more Thohir can promise him a lucrative contract, as well as having no problem in paying United’s valuation - thought to be around £15million. The Indonesian tycoon took over at the San Siro last year, and immediately promised to help the club undertake a resurgence with his financial clout.
With this being his first summer transfer window as president he’ll no doubt be looking to make good on his claims, and a £30million double swoop for Hernandez and Soldado - as is speculated in the same report - would go some way to doing that.