Balague: Javier Hernandez to move to a big English club this summer

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently on loan with Real Madrid, will exit Old Trafford this summer to join another Premier League side, as he doesn’t feel Real will exercise their buyout clause, reports Sky Sports.

The Mexican international recently scored the winning goal for Real Madrid against fierce rivals Atletico Madrid to send the European champions into the Champions League semi-finals. He’s due to return to Manchester United at the end of the season, but manager Louis van Gaal has made it clear the striker is surplus to requirements.

As a result, a host of Premier League sides are expected to show interest in Hernandez this summer, and Guillem Balague says a move to another side in the division is much more likely than Real Madrid making his a permanent fixture in the team. His performance in the Champions League showcased a lot of good about his game, so United should be inundated with interest.

Hernandez typically plays on his toes, and is always the first to react to a loose ball in the box, as well as boasting intelligent attacking movement. Balague believes he will have no problem getting a big summer move, but doesn’t think it will be for the Spaniards.

“If Real Madrid want him there is a €10M (£7.15M) buyout clause. But they are not going to keep him. There are several big English clubs that want him, but I don’t think Manchester United want to keep him. He will move on to one of those other English clubs,” he said.

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