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Valencia in bid for Javier Hernandez



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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has been attracting interest from La Liga side Valencia.

However, with the future of England forward Wayne Rooney still in doubt, Hernandez won’t make any decisions on leaving the side until it’s settled.

Valencia missed out on a Champions League place last season, and look set to lose their top goalscorer Roberto Soldado to Tottenham Hotspur this summer. They are said to be eyeing up Hernandez as a potential replacement.

There has been no word from the Manchester United camp to suggest they would consider any offers for the Mexican international, but the 25-year old has made it clear he’s frustrated with still being a bit-part player for the Premier League champions after three years.

Nicknamed Chicharito, he signed for the Red Devils in 2010. He’s gone on to make 117 appearances, scoring 50 goals. For Mexico, he’s scored 35 goals in 53 games.

More than a third of his appearances for Manchester United have been from the substitute’s bench, which makes his scoring record all the more impressive. New Valencia manager Miroslav Dukic has long-admired the striker and has made him the number one priority this summer.

There is no word on whether Hernandez would consider leaving the Premier League champions to join a side who can’t offer him Champions League football – or a side contending for league titles. Manchester United’s valuation of him is said to be around £15M, but whether new manager David Moyes would consider selling a proven impact player remains to be seen.

His contract with United still has three more years to run, which means the Lancashire outfit won’t be in any rush to want to cash in on him.

Should Wayne Rooney leave the side this summer, Hernandez could find himself more frequently used, and that’s something the 25-year old is bearing in mind.