Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan
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Manchester United have announced that striker Javier Hernandez has officially joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan move. In addition, the La Liga giants have the first option to buy the Mexican forward next summer.
Hernandez is likely to have his place in the Manchester United squad taken by Colombian star Radamel Falcao, who is set to join the club on loan from AS Monaco.
BREAKING: Javier Hernandez joins Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Real have first buying option on the striker at the end of the loan.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2014
The 26-year-old originally joined United Guadalajara in 2010, and has since scored 59 goals in 154 appearances for the club.
He enjoyed his best year in 2010-11, when he scored 20 in all competitions. The Mexican has slowly declined since then, and managed to find the net just nine times during United’s previous campaign.
Chicharito is the joint highest goalscorer in Mexican history, having scored 36 times in 66 appearances for his national team. He will provide back-up at Madrid to first-choice centre forward Karim Benzema.