Javier Hernández eyes move to Atletico Madrid
With the arrival of a new coach at Manchester United (Louis Van Gaal), Javier Hernández (“Chicharito“) was told that he wasn’t exactly a priority for the club’s plans in the upcoming season.
The Mexican forward joined Old Trafford back in 2010, but the truth is that he never managed to really impose himself at the club ever since. Since that year until now, Chicharito had 152 appearances for the Red Devils, having scored 59 goals in 4 different seasons (9 last year).
Rumors are that Manchester United are already on the market to find a suitable replacement for Javier Hernández and that in the meanwhile, his transfer is already being negotiated with several clubs across Europe. Nevertheless, the strongest candidate to sign him at this point seems to be the new Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, who have only signed Bayern Munich‘s striker Mario Mandzukic and former Betis player Leo Baptistão, in order to fill the gap left from the selling of their forwards Adrián Lopez (FC Porto), David Villa (New York City FC) and Diego Costa (Chelsea FC).
Even though it might be hard to assess his exact market value at this stage of his career, it’s likely that Manchester United are willing to move forward with this deal for a transfer fee between the 15 and 20 million euros. Javier Hernández is now 26-years old and despite his relatively young age, he has already scored 36 goals in 66 caps for Mexico.