Real Madrid Sign Chicharito on a Season-Long Loan

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has joined Spanish club Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

The European champions have a first option to buy the Mexico international at the end of the season.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti has been on the lookout for a striker following the departure of Alvaro Morata to Juventus for £15.8m.

He will provide back-up at the Santiago Bernebeu for first-choice striker Karim Benzema.

Javier Hernandez Joins Real Madrid.
Javier Hernandez Joins Real Madrid.

Hernandez is surplus to requirement at Old Trafford, with Colombian hitman, Radamel Falcao, set to complete his medical at the ground after a reported £6m loan deal was agreed with Moncao on transfer deadline day.

The 26-year-old joined United from Mexican club Guadalajara in 2010 and scored 20 goals in his debut season. He scored 37 goals – mostly as a substitute- in 102 league appearances.

He was named in coach Oscar Tabarez’s World Cup squad, and helped Mexico reach the quarter-finals, scoring in the 3-1 group stage win over Croatia. Hernandez has scored a total of 33 goals in 66 international matches.