Man United – Hernandez set for permanent Real Madrid move

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Manchester United’s Mexican forward Javier Hernandez is set to make his move to Spanish giants Real Madrid permanent if an agreement between the clubs can be found. The Daily Express believe Los Blancos are very keen to find a deal.

Hernandez, also known as Chicharito, joined the Red Devils from Chivas Guadalajara in the summer of 2010. He has become known as an effective “super sub” at Old Trafford but quickly established himself as a fan favourite during his 102 Premier League games for the club. During those games he scored 37 times and won the league title twice as well as 2 FA Community Shields.

Hernandez was allowed to move to Real Madrid on loan this summer as Radamel Falcao got set to join Manchester United. Since his move to La Liga he has played 4 league games, scoring 3 goals and has also appeared twice in the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti is now willing to offer Hernandez the chance to stay in the Spanish capital by exercising the clause in his loan contract.

Manchester United have reportedly asked for £17m but Real Madrid’s hierarchy will seek to lower that to around £12m before completing the deal for the 26-year-old. Chicharito, who is already on his way to achieving legendary status for his country Mexico with 37 goals in 67 caps, may meet up with David De Gea at the end of the season who it is thought is also of interest to Real Madrid.