Javier Hernandez is reported to have opted against a move to MLS this winter.
Hernandez, 26, joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan in September, after falling out of favour at Old Trafford, but has so far struggled to nail down a regular first-team place in Carlo Ancelotti’s star-studded squad.
Real have the option to make the Mexican striker’s spell permanent in the summer but, having made just five starts in 16 total appearances, there have been suggestions that his loan could be cut short.
MLS have thus been looking to take advantage of Hernandez’s recent plight in the hopes luring him back to North America, having made a failed run at his signature in the past, but the former Chivas star would instead rather work towards reviving his career in Europe.
Were he to have decided differently, it’s reported that either the Chicago Fire or the LA Galaxy would have been the likeliest destination, although it remains unclear what kind of fee would have been required to land his services.
Having added the likes of Kaka, David Villa, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard for 2015, Hernandez’s signing would have been another huge coup for MLS, considering his standing among the sizeable Mexican population in the States, but the league's pursuit looks like nothing more than a pipedream at this point.