Fergie to trade in a Mexican for a Galactico
Man United boss tempted to send Hernandez to Madrid as part of a swap deal
Javier Hernandez has struggled of late and the signing of the goal-hungry Robin van Persie has seen the Mexican international restricted to just a single league start and with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck also ahead of him in the pecking order he looks set to exit Old Trafford.
It appears that the transfer rumour mill has gone full circle as Chicharito could well be on his way to Madrid to join Jose Mourinho – a career path he was linked with at the beginning of last season.
The Portuguese coach has long been an admirer of Hernandez and feels he can utilise his predatory instincts at the Bernabeu but it will be dependent on the 24-year old accepting a role as a back-up to both Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain.
However, with Higuain long touted for a move elsewhere, a switch for the Argentinian could lead to the Man United striker pulling on the famous white shirt come January.
Sir Alex Ferguson, although not eager to let his man go, has been drawn in by the possibility of a Los Blancos player heading the opposite way.
This season there has been a creative void in the Red Devils midfield and the United boss could use this deal as a way of finally bringing Brazilian playmaker Kaka to the North West.
The legendary manager is also keen to strengthen his side defensively as he is becoming increasingly reliant on the ageing and injury prone Rio Ferdinand.
With both Johnny Evans and Nemanja Vidic also picking up knocks on a regular basis the Scot may also try to work in the likes of Raul Albiol or French protégé Raphael Varane.
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