Despite the pair linking up excellently for Manchester United’s third goal against Real Madrid on Saturday, Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kagawa could be set for an Old Trafford exit this summer. According to The Guardian, Atletico Madrid want to make a double swoop for the pair – believed to be in the region of £25million.
New manager Louis van Gaal is keen to trim down a top-heavy squad before the new season, and if you believe reports the 62-year old Dutchman would be willing to let the pair leave if the fee was right.
With doubts remaining over the futures of many of the squad, things are set to accelerate from tomorrow onwards as Manchester United will return home after their pre-season tour finished.
It is suggested that Van Gaal is still keen on bringing in another centre-back, and possibly one more midfielder before the transfer window slams shut in September, but no deal seems set in stone just yet.
Javier Hernandez made a blistering start to his Manchester United career, scoring a bucket-load of goals to help United to win their 19th title back in 2011. Since then though, he’s struggled for minutes. The arrival of Van Persie was probably the final nail in his coffin, and it’d be a good move for all involved if he were to leave this summer.
Sadly it never really got going for Shinji Kagawa. The Old Trafford faithful were expecting big things of the Japanese playmaker, but he hasn’t really set the world alight for different reasons. He hasn’t really had a regular run of games in his favoured #10 role, and often found himself stuck out wide. Also managerial tactics never seemed to suit Shinji, but as we all know when used correctly he can be a real threat to opposing defences.
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