Real Madrid want Robin van Persie to replace Javier Hernandez

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Real Madrid are considering signing Manchester United striker Robin van Persie this summer after Javier Hernandez returned to Old Trafford following his season-long loan spell at the Bernabeu.

This is according to Spanish newspaper AS, who cite sources in Madrid - as well as a report by ESPN - as claiming that Real Madrid are studying the possibility of signing the Dutch striker, who has reportedly agreed personal terms with Turkish club Fenerbahce.

Manchester United are prepared to sell Van Persie this summer following two consecutive seasons plagued by injuries and poor form - and the 31-year-old, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Old Trafford, may jump at the opportunity to sign for arguably the world’s biggest football club.


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Real Madrid are looking at potential back-up options for Cristiano Ronaldo, who Rafael Benitez will ask to play as the team’s lone striker next season.

Even if Ronaldo refuses his new manager’s request, Van Persie could be signed as a back-up option for Karim Benzema, who Benitez doesn’t appear to be a particularly big fan of.

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It was reported last week that Benitez wanted to sign Juventus striker Fernando Llorente - a story that threatened to unsettle Benzema, who has been strongly linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in recent weeks.

Van Persie would be tempted by Real Madrid

That Van Persie wants regular first-team football suggests he might refuse Real Madrid’s potential offer, but the chance to play alongside some of the world’s best players at the Bernabeu could prove too irresistible to turn down.

If he does decide to move to the Bernabeu, however, he will need to accept that his first-team opportunities will be severely limited.

It’s no secret that Ronaldo - like Barcelona’s Lionel Messi - doesn’t take too kindly to being rested, even when it’s in his own interests to miss a match here and there, but Benitez is reportedly not afraid to drop the three-time Ballon d’Or winner if necessary.

Benitez is right to move Ronaldo's position

It makes sense for Real Madrid to move Ronaldo to the centre-forward position: this is a player who guarantees at least 50 goals every season, so leaving him as close to goal as possible will surely benefit the team.

Ronaldo, though, is apparently reluctant to play as the team’s striker because playing from the left wing provides him with the space he needs to work his magic.

But one benefit of moving to centre-forward for the Portuguese star is that he will no longer be required to carry out defensive duties on the left-hand side of the pitch.

Real Madrid fans: would you be happy if Robin van Persie signed for Los Blancos? Should Cristiano Ronaldo play upfront next season? Have your say in the comments below!

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