Javier Hernandez’s English spell could be over…
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Manchester United are bracing themselves for a bid from Inter Milan for their supersub striker Javier Hernandez, reports the Mirror.
The Mexican struggled for game time at Old Trafford last term, leading various reports to suggest he’s ready to test his mettle elsewhere in the search for first-team football.
The Serie A giants have recently been bankrolled by billionaire Erick Thohir, and are expected to be prominent in the transfer window as a result.
Hernandez joined the old Trafford side in 2010, impressing everyone during his debut season with 20 goals in all competitions, but due to the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, and more recently Danny Welbeck, the 26-year-old has not been given the chances his talent probably deserves.
Inter are hopeful to bring him on loan for the season, with the view of signing him permanently for £10m next summer if all goes to plan.
Hernandez is an old-fashioned striker in the sense that he does all of his best work in the box. He can finish with either foot, and with his head, despite not being especially tall. He technically isn’t the most special, but his sharpness and eye for goal makes him a dangerous striker – and he’ll be leading the line for his country at this summer’s World Cup as a result.
United can probably afford to let go of Hernandez, with Welbeck preferring to be given more chances up top, and van Persie and Rooney rated as world-class options already.
Inter though could definitely benefit from the loan acquisition of Hernandez. Only one player (Rodrigo Palacaio) reached double figures in the Italian top flight last term, and Inter want more firing power to give them every chance of qualifying for the 2015/16 Champions League.
Hernandez was only given six starts in the Premier League last term, but in that time, he scored four goals and registered three assists, although he did make 18 sub appearances too.