Aug 28, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT
On Thursday two bids have reportedly been tabled for Manchester United’s Mexican international striker, Javier Hernandez.
“Chicharito” is apparently one of the players who has been told by new boss Louis van Gaal that he has no future at Old Trafford and the predatory forward will move further down the pecking order after the arrival of Angel di Maria this week from Real Madrid.
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Juventus and Valencia have both reportedly bid for Chicharito, as the 26-year-old seems to be heading out of United after arriving from Chivas Guadalajara in 2010.
According to the BBC, Hernandez has a choice of Spain or Italy for his next destination although PL teams Southampton, Arsenal and Tottenham have repeatedly been linked with a move for the Mexican forward.
“Manchester United have received bids from Valencia and Juventus for Javier Hernandez.
“The 26-year-old joined United from Guadalajara in 2010 and has won two Premier League titles.” – BBC Sport
With movement expected in and out of United in the next few days before the Sept. 1 deadline, it would be no surprise to see Hernandez move on. His role as a ‘super sub’ under Sir Alex Ferguson saw him become an integral part of the squad but last season under David Moyes he fell further out of favor and that trend has continue under van Gaal, despite Hernandez starting against Swansea and the MK Dons. United lost both those games and with Di Maria on board and Robin van Persie recovering from injury, there’s no room for Chicharito to be anything but a bit-part player at Old Trafford.
This summer during the U.S. tour he showed his quality as a finisher and a creator in and around the box. After scoring 36 goals in 66 appearances for the Mexican national team, Chicharito won’t have a problem in finding another club to play for as his team at United seems to be coming to an end.
Juventus would seem the more likely destination as they are playing in the Champions League, plus United could used Hernandez in their pursuit of Juve midfielder Arturo Vidal. Let’s see where the ‘little pea’ ends up.
Don’t forget to tune in to the “Transfer Deadline Day Show” on NBCSN (Monday, 6-8 p.m. ET).
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