Real Madrid had decided not to keep Chicharito Hernandez at the end of the season, when the Mexican’s loan deal with Los Blancos will expire. However, sources from the Spanish press have revealed Los Merengues directors are now reconsidering that decision following the striker’s brilliant performances in the last few games.
Chicharito has put in some great performances since he played his first whole game against Eibar so Karim Benzema could get some rest. Following the Frenchman’s injury, he also played a good game against Malaga.
Against Atletico Madrid he became Los Blancos hero scoring the goal that qualified Real for the semi-finals of the Champions League. Chicharito was Los Blancos best player during the 90 minutes, earning the support of the crowd. The Mexican also grabbed a brace in his side’s win over Celta Vigo on Sunday evening.
Carlo Ancelotti was very pleased with the Mexico international’s performance and he is willing to keep him for another season as his substitute striker.
The 26-year-old is on loan from Manchester United and Real have an option to buy him at the end of the season paying 22 million euros. That is far more than what Florentino Perez is willing to offer. However, the Red Devils are not interested in keeping the player, so they could settle for a smaller amount.
Should Los Blancos finally decide to make an offer, Chicharito would have to decide whether to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu as a back-up player or move to another club where he can be the starting number 9.