We reported yesterday that Javier Hernandez may be on his way out of Old Trafford as a move to Atletico Madrid appears to be on the cards; today’s latest reports suggest that Manchester United play-maker, Shinji Kagawa could join his team mate to La Liga.
Louis Van Gaal has already insisted that he has “too many number 10’s” – the role given to someone who plays just behind the striker. A creative flair player who can unlock defences. It appears that Shinji Kagawa has pulled the short straw and will be ousted out of Old Trafford to bring in other necessary players to United.
Since his £17m move in 2012, Kagawa has been restricted to 38 appearances for United, falling out of favour with Moyes where he didn’t make it on the score-sheet. It also seems to be the same scenario with Van Gaal; Kagawa could make way to start again in Spain. Will he be joining Hernandez?
The Mexican striker is also said to be out of favour with Van Gaal and is seeking first team football. Dubbed as the “super sub”, Hernandez has a fantastic record of scoring off the bench – but ideally the Mexican wants to be playing for 90 mins.
With the exit of Diego Costa at Atletico, could there be room for Atletico to bring in Kagawa and Hernandez to bring about more creativity and goals for the Spanish League winners?
Will the United duo be off to Spain this summer?
By Oliver Baines | August 1st, 2014