Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is joining Real Madrid as a back-up to Karim Benzema, after the “merengues” and Manchester United closed a deal.
Today, Real Madrid have agreed terms with Manchester United over a loan to acquire Mexico international striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.
The 26-year-old was a feature on the bench during David Moyes’ ill-fated tenure at Old Trafford and has not seen much game time under new United boss Louis van Gaal.
During the 2013-14 season Hernandez played just 855 minutes in the Premier League and 1,435 minutes in cup competitions, scoring nine goals overall.
This season under Van Gaal, Hernandez has played just 45 minutes so far in the league and one full match in the Capital One Cup; United’s 4-0 humbling at MK Dons.
“Chicharito” should be presented at the Bernabeu this Monday after the traditional medical exam. The warrior-like attitude of “Chicharito” can fit his new team and reach the performance of another big Mexican’s striker in Real Madrid: Hugo Sanchez.
Real Madrid considers “Chicharito” as a perfect back-up to Karim Benzema. Up until today the favorite striker to join Real Madrid was the Colombian Falcao.
Since his arrival in Manchester, Hernandez has established himself as a fan favorite at Old Trafford, but has failed to secure a regular starting place on the team.
Atletico Madrid was one of the teams chasing “Chicharito.” Cholo Simeone saw Javier Hernandez as the second forward of Mario Mandzukic, the former Bayern Munich player. Finally, “Chicharito” will be playing in Madrid but not on Simeone’s team but at the Bernabeu with coach Carlo Ancelotti.