Balague: Real Madrid agree loan deal for Manchester United striker

Javier Hernandez

Real Madrid have agreed a loan deal for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, reports claim.

According to La Liga expert Guillem Balague on Twitter, Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Manchester United to take Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan deal.

Reports in Spain earlier today claimed that Los Blancos were negotiating with United over a possible deal and a figure of €20 million was branded out.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had previously denied adding more permanent signings to his expensively-assembled squad over the past week when the Radamel Falcao rumours were gathering pace.

The Colombian international has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, though it appears Monaco were unwilling to allow him to leave on loan thus leading to Madrid opting to look elsewhere.

Hernandez – also commonly known as Chicharito – has played sparingly for United over the past two seasons and his availability has been well-documented over the summer.

He is likely to arrive in the Spanish capital as a replacement for Alvaro Morata who joined Juventus earlier this summer – a back-up for first-team striker Karim Benzema.

Since arriving from Guadalajara Chivas in the summer of 2010, the Mexican international goalscorer has netted 59 goals in 153 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, winning the Premier League title twice.

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