Although Javier Hernandez is all but certain to see out the season at Manchester United, his agent has hinted a summer transfer could be on the cards.
The Mexico international has become a huge favourite amongst the Old Trafford faithful since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2010, despite never being able to establish himself as a first team regular. For instance, although both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have spent lengthy spells on the treatment table this season, the former Guadalajara striker has started just four times in the Premier League.
This has led to speculation that he could be leaving Manchester this month, particularly now that David Moyes has his two main frontmen available for a top-four push. But although Hernandez’s agent admits there has been plenty of interest in his client, from some big clubs, he believes the player will at least see the season out at United.
However, looking further ahead, an exit in the summer could be on the cards unless there is a marked improvement in his playing time. Considering Rooney looks set to sign a new long-term contract with the Reds and Moyes has often preferred Danny Welbeck in favour of the Mexican, the future for Hernandez can therefore be described as uncertain.
“I had meetings with a few clubs, I won’t name them nor their offers, they are very interested in him,” Eduardo Hernandez told ESPN Deportes. “One of the top ten teams in the world are among those teams that were very interested in signing Javier. There was a club from Germany, one from France, and two from Spain and Italy each that want to have him.
“However, he is under contract with Manchester United and he somehow has to respect it. [But] football is dynamic and his current situation could change tomorrow, so there are clubs that are interested, that like him a lot and trust him to succeed. He has achieved a high value in Europe’s market and I can’t say that there won’t be anything concrete after the next six months. However, we do hope he gets minutes [on the pitch].”
Since arriving in England, Hernandez has helped United win the Premier League title on two occasions. He has scored 57 goals in 140 appearances in all competitions.