Manchester United striker ‘open to MLS move’ according to agent

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is on his way out of Old Trafford this summer, and after failing to earn a permanent switch to Real Madrid following his loan spell this season, he will need to find a new challenge.

His agent, Eduardo Hernandez, has told Univision Deportes that the Mexican striker will not be playing for Manchester United next term and did little to quash rumours of a move to the United States, admitting that his representatives are “open to MLS”.

Clubs across Europe are also keen on Hernandez as the 27-year-old poacher is in high demand. He has one year left on his United contract and will therefore cost a transfer fee.

That could be a stumbling block for any MLS side interested, with Orlando City the club most strongly linked with the former Chivas Guadalajara attacker.

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He would almost certainly demand a Designated Player contract were he to move to MLS and his agents comments have left the window open.

The Univision report claims United would be willing to lower their asking price for Hernandez to help any move go through but if European sides are unwilling to take the risk, a move stateside will surely ensue.

This looks set to be an on-off transfer rumour but the longer it goes without Hernandez finding a club, the higher the chances of a move to MLS.

Would Javier Hernandez thrive in Major League Soccer?

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MLS RUMOURS

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, is set to leave the club this summer after returning from his loan spell with Real Madrid. His agent confirmed they have a whole host of tempting offers on the table, one of which includes a Major League Soccer club in the USA, likely to be Orlando City. (REPORT)

Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter has confirmed that his MLS club are interested in Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 37, and Juventus midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo, 36. Both have been linked with moves to MLS this week and the Timbers boss has done little to quell the rumours. (REPORT)

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New York City FC are looking to bolster their defence with the addition of U.S. International defender Oguchi Onyewu, 33, on a free transfer. He’s just left Championship side Charlton Athletic after making just three league appearances, and is now looking for his fifth club in three years. (REPORT)

PREMIER LEAGUE RUMOURS

Tottenham are reportedly lining up a £12m offer for Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22. Ings is out of contract in June but Spurs are keen to seal the deal and beat their rivals to his signature. Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the Englishman in the past. (REPORT)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he likes Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 28, after the Chilean was linked with a move to the Gunners this week. (REPORT)

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Stoke City defender Robert Huth, 30, is looking to join Leicester City on a permanent basis in a deal worth £3m. The German defender joined on-loan in January and has made 14 appearances. (REPORT)

DONE DEALS

Newly promoted Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici, 30, on a free transfer. The Cherries signed him on a three-year deal after his contract expired at the end of the season. He joins fellow ‘keeper Artur Boruc, 35, to the club who signed a permanent deal following his loan move. (REPORT)

Stoke City have signed goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard, 23, from Danish club FC Midtjylland for an undisclosed fee. (REPORT)

Graham Dorrans, 28, has signed a two-year deal with Norwich City. He joined the Canaries on-loan in February 2015 and has now made the deal permanent. (REPORT)

Manchester United star confirms he’s set to leave with MLS a possibility

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is set to leave the club this summer after he returned from his loan spell with La Liga giants Real Madrid this week, according to Mexican media outlet Record.

The 26-year-old’s agent has confirmed that Hernandez has a whole host of tempting offers on the table, one of which includes a Major League Soccer club in the USA.

“I can say that we have offers between six or seven high-level clubs that make us doubt where to go. They are very good options,” said Hernandez’s representative.

“We are happy because there are clubs in Spain, Italy, Germany, England and the United States who want Javier.”

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The United striker has already previously been linked with a move to MLS club Orlando City and the comments from his representative only seem to back-up the rumours.

The Mexican’s agent added that clubs would have wait until there is a “formal response from Real Madrid or Manchester United” before a decision can be made.

It has been officially confirmed that Hernandez has left Real Madrid as his loan contract has expired and they won’t be renewing the deal, so he’s now back with United and it’s a waiting game as he decides on his next move.

Hernandez scored nine goals in 33 appearances in all competitions for Madrid this season and also scored 59 goals in 154 appearances during his five years at United.

Would a move to MLS suit Javier Hernandez?

Southampton looking to bolster squad with signing of Real Madrid forward

Southampton are reportedly interested in signing out-of-favour Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently on loan from Manchester United.

Hernandez joined Los Blancos on a season long loan from Manchester United in September but has been frustrated with the lack of playing time in such a competitive squad.

He has made just 13 appearances for Madrid this season, 12 of which have come from the bench and the Mexican has scored three times.

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The Daily Mirror are reporting that Southampton are interested in bringing Hernandez in to bolster their current frontline, which boasts the likes of Saido Mane, Shane Long, and Graziano Pelle.

The Saints are said to be in tough competition to sign the 26-year-old forward from Premier League rivals Manchester United though, with the likes of Stoke, Wolfsburg and both Inter and AC Milan reported to be interested.

Hernandez has the potential to score bags of goals given the chance of a lengthy run in the side. His Premier League experience makes him ideal for any top flight club chasing him.

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He has scored 37 goals in 102 Premier League games, and more than half of those games have seen him start on the bench.

It doesn’t look likely that Hernandez will return to the Manchester United setup on a permanent basis and many clubs would relish the chance to sign him.

Southampton have enjoyed a fine season under Ronald Koeman and are just six points off fourth spot with eight games to play.

Would Javier Hernandez be a good signing for Southampton?