It’s no secret that the last couple of seasons at Manchester United have been quite a struggle for Javier Hernandez, with the 26-year-old striker from Guadalajara only managing to make just six Premier League starts last term under David Moyes and only registering four goals. So with that in mind it’s no surprise that his future may well be away from Old Trafford and perhaps closer to Turin, with his current Mexican nation team boss Miguel Herrera urging his fellow countrymen to move on to Italy in aid of pushing his personal career forward. Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera mentions that a heavy rumour fuelled move to Juventus would be a perfect choice, with the Italian side strongly rumoured to be discussing terms of a deal with Manchester United involving a move that would see Chicharito and Arturo Vidal swap clubs.
With the recent speculation surrounding “The Little Pea” potentially linking up with his old team-mate Patrice Evra heating up, Herrera spoke to ESPN and stated:
“I think [Chicharito] needs to leave.
“I think [Juventus] would be a good option for him. When a coach doesn’t want you, when you have your best experience, your best moment with them, and now the coach that wanted you is no longer there, it’s time to move.
“I think there are a lot of opportunities. They are not bad opportunities. If he goes to Juventus that would be an extraordinary team.
“Without a doubt, it would be a nice change for him. Hopefully he’ll see more minutes.”
The Mexican boss is well-known for being an important and inspirational character to Mexican football and in particular to his own players, with the ex national team defender boasting nearly a million twitter followers, it is clear he is a well liked and respected personality on and off the field which could well make him potentially be an inspirational figure in Hernandez’s decision’s.
Not only has Hernandez been closely watched from Italy and by La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, he has also been tracked heavily by a couple of clubs closer to his current home with Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur recently credited with an admiration for the Mexican goal-poacher. It was reported by The Mirror that new Saints coach Ronald Koeman was extremely keen on adding the forward to his ranks with the team losing Pablo Osvaldo to Inter Milan and Rickie Lambert bagging a move away to Liverpool. However despite trying to desperately land the striker in a deal that saw Luke Shaw go the other way, the Mexican was reportedly not keen and rejected the chance to move down south.
Since then Ronald Koeman has still remained keen with his impressive transfer war-chest, however with the recent expensive acquisition of Shane Long from Hull and with Atletico Madrid announcing the signing of Mexican forward Raul Jimenez, it will surely be Juventus in pole position to prize Hernandez away from Manchester with Inter Milan perhaps rivalling the Turin side for his signature.
The only thing that is for certain is that Manchester United fans will always hold fond memories of the charismatic, hard-working Mexican who came to Manchester United from almost nowhere, in respect that the young striker almost quit football before he struggled to break into the Chivas Guadalajara first team and rose to be one of biggest names in world football helping United secure two Premier League titles.
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