Javier Hernandez shocks Manchester United by handing in transfer request
Javier Hernandez is tired of his role in the Manchester United squad. The young striker has threatened to leave the club if he is allowed to clock more time on the field. This shocking news has sparked interest in top notch clubs in Europe.
Half of Europe was chasing the young Mexican speedster before Manchester United won his signature in 2012. Since then Javier Hernandez has recorded impressive form under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 24-year-old Mexico international scored 20 goals in 45 appearances during his debut season at Manchester United. In spite of his excellent form Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson benched knocked him off from the first team in the following season.
Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito, scored 12 goals in 36 appearances during his second season with Manchester United. The striker remained on the bench for most of 2011 and 2012. This season Javier Hernandez has unofficially become Manchester United’s super sub.
The former Guadalajara player has scored nine goals in 17 appearances this season, even though most of his appearances came off the bench. Due to his unique abilities clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have shown a lot of interest as of late.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Atletico Madrid claimed interest in Javier Hernandez. The Spanish outfit admitted they wanted to sign in the striker during the January transfer window if their star Radamel Falcao is bought by another club.
Radamel Falcao’s move out of Atletico Madrid seems imminent; therefore Javier Hernandez has a good chance of arriving in Spain after his departure from Old Trafford. A source close to Javier Hernandez has told that the Mexican striker believes increase in competition at Manchester United has robbed him of his opportunity to grow and become a successful player.
“Javier [Hernandez] is not content at the moment. The presence of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney makes life complicated for him there,” the source told.
Sir Alex Ferguson hopes Javier Hernandez will have a change of heart. However, Javier Hernandez already has one foot out the club. The Scotsman insists he needs top notch striker like Javier Hernandez at the club as Manchester United are campaign for trophies on numerous fronts.
Javier Hernandez, who cost Manchester United around £7 million, is expected to move out of the club as soon as possible even though his contract runs until 2016.