Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez could move to another Premier League team this summer, according to Spanish expert Guillem Balague.
Speaking to Sky Sports HQ, Balague revealed that Real Madrid have the first option to sign the forward, but aren't going to secure his signature on a permanent basis.
Hernandez has endured a tricky time at the Bernabeu, failing to hold down a regular role under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, however he enjoyed his best moment yet for the club last night as he struck a late winner against Atletico Madrid to send Real into the Champions League semi-final.
Despite his crucial goal, though, it's unlikely he will remain a Real Madrid player, as Balague told Sky Sports News HQ: “If Real Madrid want him there is a 10m euros [£7.15m] buyout clause.
“But they are not going to keep him. There are several big English clubs that want him, but I don’t think Manchester United want to keep him.
“He will move on to one of those other English clubs.”
Ultimately, despite his long term future in the game in some doubt, Hernandez will be on a high after last night's outing.
And Balague insisted that, despite criticism from Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, nothing was made of the on-loan United forward's celebration.
“Not much was made of Javier Hernandez celebrating on his own,” Balague added.
“At that moment, Ronaldo actually celebrated with his team-mates. Sometimes he just does it on his own, sometimes he is just saying it is just down to me.
“At the end of the match, Hernandez found Ronaldo and gave him a really big hug.”
Hernandez, then, will no doubt be hoping to play a key role as Real Madrid go in search of back-to-back Champions League successes this season.
Time for a change
Despite his incredible moment last night, it's time for Hernandez to play week in, week out once again, so he should look to leave Old Trafford behind this summer.
At the end of the day, despite being extremely efficient from the bench, the Mexican forward is in need of regular first team football. At 26-years-old, he still has a huge amount to give the game, so it will be great to see him scoring on a consistent basis in England's elite division.
He'd certainly be a hit at a number of England's top clubs, but it remains to be seen as to whether the Red Devils hierarchy would prepared to sell him to a rival.
Manchester United fans: Should you keep Hernandez? Could he return to haunt your club if he joined a rival? Have your say in the comments section below!
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