Real Madrid have until Friday to sign Man United striker

Posted on Apr 29 2015 - 9:32am by Staff Writer

Real Madrid have until Friday to activate their buying option on Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez.

The 26-year-old, who has endured a tough couple of seasons at Old Trafford recently, made the somewhat shock loan switch to the Bernabeu in September.

The Mexican struggled to feature at the start of his Madrid career, but he has since forced his way into Carlo Ancelotti’s team of late, mainly due to the injuries of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

Chicharito has netted four times in his last four Madrid outings, including the vital winner in Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph against their fierce rivals Atletico Madrid last week.

His future is now being debated but reports in Spanish press now understand that Madrid have until this Friday to take up their buying option.

Should they fail to do so, a whole host of Premier League and Serie A sides have already made contact with United over a summer move.

Hernandez has netted 37 goals in 102 Premier League games for the Red Devils, since arriving from Mexican side Guadalajara in 2010.