Hernandez joins Real Madrid

Real Madrid have signed Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan deal.

Last Updated: 03/09/14 at 17:39 Post Comment

Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on loan

Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on loan

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 26-year-old Mexico international has moved to the Bernabeu on an initial temporary basis, but Real have the option to make the deal permanent next summer.

The European champions announced the deal in a short statement on their website and Hernandez was presented to the media on Monday afternoon.

"To wear this jersey is a dream come true for any player in the world," he said. "One knows what this club represents. I am delighted to be here.

"It really motivates you when you know that a big club has wanted you. The only thing on my mind is to help this club.

"I am here to give my contribution in order for the club to continue to win titles. I want to thank Real Madrid for giving me this opportunity.

"I'm going to do my best mentally, physically, in order to help this team improve.

"Of course, I have aims, dreams and I'm going to go out on the pitch determined to enjoy this experience. I want to give my all.

"In my head and in my heart I am only grateful for being a part of this great team."

Hernandez shied away from comparisons with compatriot Hugo Sanchez, a Real Madrid star from the 1980s.

"Hugo had an extraordinary career here, but I have come to have mine," he said.

Hernandez's departure - after four seasons at Old Trafford - follows news of Manchester United's move for Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, who was linked with Real all summer.

The Mexican has scored 37 Premier League goals for United but has become increasingly marginalised since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure.

Hernandez started six league games last season and has played just 45 minutes of this season's competition under Louis van Gaal.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

h ha ha, excellent. Let's hope he goes on the run. Then they hunt piggy down for scoffing all the apples. At least he's done something right - he has united football fans, regardless of who they support, against FIFA and all those at the top who have been bleeding the game for their own means and giving nothing back.

GVMUFC
Blatter 'under investigation'

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

Footer 365

Rafa Benitez named new coach of Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year contract.

Michel Platini postpones UEFA meeting after Sepp Blatter quits

UEFA has postponed a Champions League meeting after Sepp Blatter announced his intention to resign as FIFA president.

Mourinho 'not interested' in Griezmann

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out making a move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer.

Mail Box

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company