Javier Hernandez will not be a Manchester United player next season and is likely to instead end up playing for another Premier League club when his loan stint at Real Madrid ends, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
The Mexico international is currently on a season-long deal at the Bernabeu, and despite his Champions League heroics last night – he netted a late winner against Atletico Madrid to help his side to the semi-finals – he’s endured a tough spell with Los Blancos.
Behind the likes of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, Hernandez has been granted very little playing time by boss Carlo Ancelotti, and regardless a clause being in place for him to stay put for a fee of just over £7m, it appears unlikely he will remain a Real player.
English sides such as Southampton are thought to be keen on him, and Balague believes that ‘Chicharito’ will end up playing for another Premier League side next term, with the likelihood of a United comeback low:
“If Real Madrid want him there is a 10m euros [£7.15m] buyout clause,” he told Sky Sports.
“But they are not going to keep him. There are several big English clubs that want him, but I don’t think Manchester United want to keep him.
“He will move on to one of those other English clubs.”