United starlet ‘Signing of the Century’

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Manchester United starlet Javier Hernandez has been lauded by Jamie Redknapp as the signing of the century so far, with Everton’s Tim Cahill and Tottenham’s Gareth Bale also receiving mentions for being top signings.

"In an era of £50m strikers, Hernandez is real value for money, a top bit of business by Sir Alex Ferguson,” Reknapp said.


Hernandez signed to Manchester United last year after starring for Mexico in the 2010 World Cup. He cost just £8 million, and the deal was so secretive that the 22 year old didn't even tell his grandfather he was speaking to United. Now, the starlet's worth would easily be five times that initial price.

Hernandez, nicknamed ‘Chichorito’ or little pea in English, has scored 18 goals for Manchester United this season, including four goals in the Champions League.

“That's why I hailed him as one of the best buys of the century while covering Manchester United's Champions League quarter-final win over Chelsea for Sky Sports,” Redknapp said, after praising the Manchester United striker in his commentary for the TV station.

"I also think Tim Cahill and Gareth Bale have been brilliant buys since 2000. So they're both in my top three.”

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