Manchester United have a decision to make regarding the future of Javier Hernandez past the end of this season, as it’s been made clear to them that Real Madrid won’t be taking the Mexico international on in a permanent capacity.
The diminutive forward was loaned to the Santiago Bernabeu after Louis van Gaal came to the conclusion that he didn’t need him in his team. Since then though Hernandez has failed to force Karim Benzema out of his position as the spearhead of Real’s frontline, and as such he’s struggled for game-time.
On top of that Carlo Ancelotti’s side are destroying all in their path at the moment, and to break up the winning formula - which has been devised with Hernandez on the bench - isn’t something the Italian will be contemplating.
As such Real have little need for the 26-year-old, and though he’s a useful asset to have in the squad, the Daily Express is claiming that he will be sent back to United once his loan spell culminates.
If he does then the £96,000-a-week forward will be forced to either once again prove himself worthy of Van Gaal’s setup, and earn himself a new contract before his expires, or find a new club. Hernandez has never managed to make himself a regular starter at Old Trafford despite being a relative fan favourite and appearing under both Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes.
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According to reports it looks as though Hernandez could be set to sign a pre-contractual agreement with a new club in January, as he doesn’t want to be stuck in limbo between Real and his parent club United.
It’s said Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur rank amongst his admirers, and anyone of them could potentially put forward the cash necessary to complete a deal given that Van Gaal won’t be holding out for much.