A Real Madrid chief has opened the door for a potentially remarkable return to the Bernabeu for one of the club's former strikers.
Real director Santiago Aguado has confirmed that the reigning Champions League winners would be keen on bringing Javier Hernandez back to the Bernabeu, having been very impressed with his performances for Bayer Leverkusen.
When asked about the Mexican international, Aguado told Fox Sports: "Yes, I'd like to see Chicharito back at Real Madrid as we (the club) feel that he is an excellent player."
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After failing to establish himself as a first-team regular at Manchester United, despite boasting an impressive minutes per goal ratio, Chicharito joined Los Blancos on loan for the 2014-15 season in the hope that he could reignite his career.
He scored the goal which knocked bitter rivals Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League in that year, but overall, he managed just nine goals in 33 appearances during that spell and largely played second fiddle to Karim Benzema.
Hernandez at Leverkusen
That said, the 28-year-old has been outstanding since moving to Germany from Old Trafford for a reported £7.3 million fee last summer.
The clinical finisher scored 26 goals in 40 appearances for Leverkusen in his debut campaign with them and he's started this season on fire, already finding the back of the net on seven occasions.
His tally of 17 Bundesliga goals last term, which fired his new team to automatic Champions League qualification, was only bettered by Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Muller.
Madrid currently have the aforementioned Benzema along with Alvaro Morata as central striking options, but this recent revelation means that the former Man United "super sub" could soon be challenging that duo for a starting place under Zinedine Zidane.
According to Aguado, Hernandez has made a huge impression in Germany and it's now clear that Madrid haven't just been keeping on eye on his progression, but they could also offer him a permanent deal back at the club in the future.
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