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Manchester United striker set for Orlando City move?

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has emerged as a transfer target for MLS Expansion Franchise Orlando City, according to the Daily Mail.

Hernandez is currently on loan with Real Madrid but it’s no secret that his stay in the Spanish capital hasn’t been the success he would of hoped for, with only three goals in La Liga this season.

With one year left on his current contract at United once his loan expires, and the array of attacking options at Man United, Hernandez looks set to leave Old Trafford. Madrid have the option to buy but that is unlikely given his lack of involvement this campaign.

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It’s been reported that Orlando officials have been in contact with the Mexico international with regards to a move in the summer, and with a huge Latin American following for the Lions, he could be a major signing.

With one Designated Player slot still available, a move is certainly possible. Orlando already have Brazilian superstar Kaka on their books, and he could be the man to lure the 26-year-old Mexican to trade Europe for MLS this summer.

High competition for places at Madrid have left Hernandez feeling frustrated on the bench this season and a move to Orlando would guarantee him regular first team football in an attacking side, coached by Adrian Heath.

Javier Hernandez does have offers in England with the likes of Southampton, Stoke and Everton all looking to sign the 72-time capped Mexico striker.

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Southampton‘s move for the player could depend on the availability of their right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who is a target for Man United, and Hernandez has been linked as part of a swap deal for the England defender.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to let Hernandez leave for £8 million this summer – a large amount for Orlando to pay as a transfer fee.

The best situation for the Lions would be Hernandez staying at United for one more season, seeing out his contract, as they could then approach him as a free agent in 12 months time.

Should Javier Hernandez leave Europe to join Orlando City in MLS? Would he be a good signing for Orlando?

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