The Little Pea has completed a loan move to Real Madrid for the season, with the La Liga side retaining an option to buy the player at the end of the loan deal.
Speculation has been rife all summer long that Chicharito would be leaving Manchester United.
First, he was linked to Southampton, but reportedly turned it down for a move to Europe. Juventus and Atletico Madrid were also in the running to sign Chicharito according to reports in the last few weeks – neither club being too shabby, winning their respective league titles last term.
In the end, Champions of Europe Real Madrid are the ones who have signed the Mexican. But will he be moving from one bench to another?
The issue at hand with Hernandez at United was playing time. He fell out of favour with David Moyes last year, and hasn’t made great impact under Louis Van Gaal.
With the deadline day approaching, it was clear that Hernandez would be leaving – the only issue was to where. Now that has been solved, the question left is will he get the playing time he so wants and needs at the Santiago Bernabeu?
On the surface, it doesn’t seem likely. But, with Real being in far more competitions and only having one out and out forward in Karim Benzema who is hit and miss at best, there is more room for rotation than at United. And when Real Madrid, one of the biggest clubs in the world, come calling, can you really say no?
Although Real fans are sceptical about the arrival of Hernandez when Radamel Falcao was expected, his stats speak for themselves. He’s a proven goal scorer – fourth in the Premier League table for goals per minute ratio.
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