Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is looking to move to Real Madrid this summer, insisting that his agent will be sorting things out.
The Mexican international finished this year’s campaign - which he spent at Real - in good form but it’s unlikely that he’ll return to Louis van Gaal’s squad at Old Trafford with a real chance of breaking into the Dutchman’s plans.
However, Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking following his trophy-less season at the Santiago Bernabeu has the potential to drastically change any plans that may have been in place, meaning that Hernandez is now facing an uncertain future.
Chicharito could well have earned a transfer on a permanent basis due to his impressive close to his debut term in Spain, but the option will now fall to Rafael Benitez. In any case, as relayed in today's edition of Spanish newspaper Marca, Hernandez isn’t worrying about it.
Agent sorting it
When asked if he knew for certain where he would be playing next season, Hernandez reportedly said: "No, I’m on holiday and waiting to know what’ll happen.”
Then, when pressed on how long it would be until his Real future was resolved, he replied: "That is something my agent is looking after. I imagine it’ll be soon."
Given that Real failed to win any silverware last season - a fact made all the more pertinent by Barcelona’s treble - change is sure to be on the lips of all the chiefs in Madrid. Florentino Perez will hand Benitez a transfer kitty that will be provided in a bid to see him to positively alter Los Blancos’ fortunes, and as a result Hernandez might well have to look elsewhere for his move.
It can safely be assumed that the 27-year-old wouldn’t move to Real and be handed a role in the starting XI, even if striker Karim Benzema ends up taking his leave.
Los Blancos ambitions
The France international has been heavily linked with an exit from Benitez’s new squad, insinuating that a reshuffle of the front pack is on the cards, but even then one would expect that whoever comes into replace him will suit Perez’s need for a ‘Galactico’ approach.
What is for sure is that Van Gaal isn’t likely to find a place for Hernandez in his team moving forward either, regardless of the fact that scoring goals proved a problem during his maiden season in England.
Wayne Rooney finished as the club’s top goalscorer, having found the net 14 times, and the Red Devils might look to add firepower as they seek to pose a realistic challenge to the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.
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