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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Javier Hernandez turns down Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy to stay in Europe – report

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has turned down the opportunity to play in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire or LA Galaxy, according to Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep.

The Manchester United forward is currently on loan at Spanish giants Real Madrid but has struggled to make much of an impact, scoring four goals in 14 appearances so far.

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He is set to return to United at the end of the season as Madrid are highly unlikely to make the move permanent, but he will have next to no opportunities under Louis Van Gaal as he has a formidable strikeforce at his disposal already, and he was quick to loan out ‘Chicharito’ in the summer.

And Major League Soccer is believed to have made a very ambitious approach to sign the 26-year-old in the past few weeks.

Hernandez has been approached by MLS before and a second attempt shows the league is clearly keen to add the Mexican star to it’s growing list of globally recognised names.

A move in the future is certainly on the cards but at 26, the former C.D. Guadalajara man feels he still belongs in Europe, for now at least.

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He was a reported target for LA Galaxy and was seen as an ideal Landon Donovan replacement, but his refusal to move stateside saw the MLS Cup champions make a move for Steven Gerrard as their third designated player instead.

Chicago Fire were also reportedly keen but they have bolstered their attack by adding two international strikers as DP’s in Kennedy Igboananike and David Accam.

Hernandez will hope to find himself a club where he can play regularly next season (something he would certainly get in MLS) but interest from the United States will be something the United striker can consider again in the future.

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