Javier Hernandez: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

Laura Greene@@Greene_LFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2013

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is among the many players being tipped for a possible transfer in the summer window.

Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Mexico international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next season.

Age: 24

Contract Situation: Hernandez’s current five-year deal runs out in June 2016.

Career Stops: Chivas de Guadalajara (2006-2010), Manchester United (2010-current)

Current Campaign Stats:

Premier League—22 games, 10 goals, 5 assists

Champions League—6 games, 3 goals

FA Cup—6 games, 4 goals, 2 assists

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Scouting Guide: Javier Hernandez, or "Chicharito," is a natural goalscorer. He is quick, good with both feet and a great header of the ball. Used mostly as an impact substitute for Manchester United, he rarely fails to make an impression when coming off the bench. The 24-year-old goal poacher’s finishing skills have seen Sir Alex Ferguson likening Hernandez to former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Where Next? In the 2012/13 season, Chicharito started nine Premier League games for Manchester United and came on as a substitute 13 times.

Although he has a healthy return of 18 goals in all competitions, it hasn’t stopped speculation that he could be about to leave Old Trafford.

The Express has reported that Real Madrid want to sign him as part of a swap deal with Cristiano Ronaldo

Meanwhile, in the Daily Mail, Juventus have also been linked with the Mexican striker. 

And Atletico Madrid seem to be keen on securing his services too, according to the Daily Mail

However, last month, Sir Alex Ferguson was quoted in the Mirror insisting that United’s No. 14 will not be leaving Old Trafford.

With Wayne Rooney’s future unclear, Robin van Persie edging towards 30 and Danny Welbeck’s name a rare sight on the scoresheet, it would be surprising to see Hernandez leave Manchester United. With a new manager at the club and summer spending on the horizon, the future remains to be seen.