Javier Hernandez has said he would love to join Real Madrid on a permanent deal but only with the guarantee of first team football.
The Mexican spent the past season on loan at the Santiago Bernabeu from Manchester United, and although he didn’t see as many first team minutes as he would have liked, he was popular with the fans.
His lung busting cameos were appreciated by Madridistas and he increased his popularity among fans with his last gasp winner against Atletico de Madrid in the Champions League quarter final.
Speaking to Marca about his future, the 27-year-old said he wants to stay in the Spanish capital but the situation is out of his hands.
“Yes, I want to stay at Madrid, but I also want to join a team where I can play and get minutes. First team football is my priority,” he commented.
He added: “I don’t know if Rafa Benitez will call me, but I’m sure he’ll win trophies for Madrid. I’d be happy if he did, but I just want to play.
“I have nothing against [Carlo] Ancelotti. He loved me, chose me and I’ll always be grateful for that. Things happened as they did and that’s it. I’m proud to have played for such a big club like Real Madrid.”