Nou Camp side keen on
Barcelona are interested in a surprise deal for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, fanatix has learnt.
Officials from the La Liga giants are understood to have spoken to United about the possibility of signing the Mexican in January – with the Red Devils not interesting in entertaining offers.
Even so, Barca are ready to test United’s resolve with a £15m bid for the 24-year-old, who is considered the perfect replacement for ageing Spaniard David Villa.
This is very interesting indeed.
Barcelona rely heavily on Lionel Messi for an end product, this is hardly news clearly. However the Catalan side would have hoped that the likes of David Villa, Alexis Sanchez and Pedro could help out and prevent the Argentine shouldering the goal-scoring burden pretty much single-handedly, but as yet that is not the case.
As such Tito Vilanova could well do with a proven goal-scorer who can help convert the plethora of chances that are created by Xavi, Iniesta and co. Perhaps Javier Hernandez is the man to do just that?
The Man United forward is still low down in Sir Alex Ferguson’s pecking order and despite his excellent strike record the Mexican has been handed just three Premier League starts this season and a move to Barcelona may well be very tempting for the 24 year old, who given his good form will not want to be wasting his best years on the Old Trafford bench.
With Robin Van Persie scoring regularly and Wayne Rooney also a player Ferguson will not drop, Chicharito knows that he has his work cut out trying to forge a career at Man United, where arguably the Premier League side has more effective finishers than Barcelona.
A move for Hernandez will become all the more likely if Vilanova choose to allow former Valencia striker David Villa to leave the club.
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