Javier Hernandez is surplus to requirements at Man Utd and has returned from a ‘frustrating’ loan move, in his own words, at Real Madrid.
He has described his time recently as ‘being made to feel unimportant’ as he was restricted to a bit-part player at the Bernabeu, only making 12 competitive starts (including 7 in La Liga) throughout the whole season. This despite Karim Benzema being the only recognised top striker at the club.
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Now seeing as Newcastle are crying out for a centre forward with the qualities to consistently bang them in, in the Premier League, surely bringing in Chicharito on loan at the very least would be a no-brainer?
If there is a club in the PL who make their strikers feel important it’s NUFC. No other club can compete with the love and worship the Toon Army bestow upon any individual who can find the back of the net.
A season at St James Park could be the dream scenario for him as a player to feel loved again, as well as to find his scoring boots. Whilst we as a club find that marksmen we can rely on to grab us 15+ goals in a season, we have severely lacked since the likes of Demba Ba and Loic Remy felt being third choice Chelsea striker was more appealing.
I am certain a man like Steve McClaren would jump at the chance to work with a player with Hernandez’s qualities, in terms of both talent and hard work. A plater who, somewhat despicably, has been cast aside by Van Gaal in favour of the shadow of Falcao and a hastily ageing Van Persie last season.
His time at Real didn’t exactly show Van Gaal he was wrong, so we could take advantage of this and bring in a player who was as sharp as anyone in the PL when he worked under Alex Ferguson.
Good in the air, clinical finisher, pace to burn and available on the cheap…a no-brainer surely?!!!
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