Major League Soccer side Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva has revealed the club are negotiating a move in signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
The 27-year-old was sent on-loan to Real Madrid by Louis van Gaal and the La Liga outfit had an option to sign him on a permanent transfer. However, the Spanish capital club rejected the opportunity to sign him on a permanent deal.
Hernandez has returned to Old Trafford after his loan spell and it is believed that the Mexican international is now surplus to requirements at United. The striker services are no longer required for the Red Devils and he could be on his way away from the club.
“But we are at the beginning of the conversation and, as you know, the less we talk about the situation the better, because we are in the middle of negotiations. We hope in one or two weeks to be ready to talk about Chicharito in a different way.”
“Why not for Orlando, why not for MLS? Of course he’s a great player that every club in the world would like to have, and we’d love the chance to have him, too,” he added.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager decided against signing Radamel Falcao on a permanent transfer after his disappointing loan spell. He has now joined Chelsea on a season-long loan deal.
Van Gaal also allowed Will Keane join Preston North End on-loan, while Robin van Persie is closing in on completing a move to Fenerbahçe. This leaves United manager with Wayne Rooney and James Wilson as his two first choice strikers for the next season.