Javier Hernandez has been the subject of an £8 million bid from Inter Milan and is free to leave Manchester United this summer, according to reports.
The Daily Mirror are claiming that Inter, currently under the stewardship of former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, have put forward the aforesaid proposal in an early attempt to beat others to the services of the Mexico international.
However it’s also believed that whilst Hernandez will be allowed to leave Old Trafford before the beginning of next season United want at least £10m for him, a fee that Inter might not be prepared to rise to if they think they’re being held to ransom.
Chicharito spent the entirety of last campaign on loan at Real Madrid and for the most part struggled to impress for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
No Real deal
Towards the end of the season he became a useful asset for the club, scoring a vital goal in the Champions League quarter-finals against Atletico Madrid and notching multiple times in La Liga, but it’s unlikely that’s been enough to convince Van Gaal to keep him on board.
It certainly doesn’t look like having been enough to sway Real’s hand into capturing him on a permanent deal, particularly with Ancelotti having now been replaced by Rafael Benitez. Los Blancos are set to undergo a transition as they come to grips with life under the new manager and it simply could be a case that any claim Hernandez had to being purchased is forgotten about.
Options for the future
That’s not to say he doesn’t have his admirers however, with Mancini clearly of the mindset that he has plenty to offer. With Inter experiencing a meteoric fall from grace of late they need players who can turn the tide back in their favour, and Hernandez’s experience and the highest level of the game makes him a suitable candidate to aid them in that respect.
Of course the idea that he will remain at United can’t be altogether dismissed until he’s put pen to paper elsewhere.
He has still has a year remaining on his current deal and so won’t become a free agent anytime soon, and Van Gaal might be of the opinion that he’d make for a useful backup option to have should Inter not match United’s valuation.
United fans do you think Hernandez should be sold? Are the club right to be holding out for £10m rather than accepting £8m? Let us know in the comments box below.