Spanish sources have claimed that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has already decided to exercise an option in Javier Hernandez’s loan agreement from Manchester United, to make the deal permanent.
Chicharito’s status at Real Madrid is no greater than had he stayed at United, but the former Chelsea boss is thought to have been impressed with what he’s seen from the Mexican so far.
“The Mexico international linked up with the Spanish giants on a season-long loan as United put the final touches on a deal for Monaco's Radamel Falcao at the start of September, and has impressed with three goals in just four league outings,” reports the Express.
“Real are understood to have an option allowing them to purchase Hernandez on a long-term deal at the end of the season, and Spanish outlets claim that Carlo Ancelotti has already decided to make the 26-year-old's stay permanent.”
It appears to have been a savvy move on the part of Los Blancos to have the original clause inserted into the deal to give them that option.
Hernandez has proven to be well suited to the style that Ancelotti likes to use in relation to his Real Madrid attack; plenty of pace and drive in wide areas on the counter attack.
The Mexican benefits greatly from the work and quality of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and the talent in Real Madrid’s midfield from the likes of Luka Modric, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos among others.
Whether the reports over Real Madrid’s desire to make this deal permanent are accurate, we won’t be able to tell until the end of the season but it makes sense all round.
He’s happy, Real Madrid are happy and if United get a good price, Ed Woodward will be happy.