Manchester United have agreed to sign Mexican starlet Javier Hernandez from Chivas Guadalajara pending a successful UK work permit application.
Hernandez better known as “Chicharito” has recently burst into the Mexican national squad making an impressive debut against Columbia last September then following this with scoring displays against Bolivia, New Zealand and North Korea.
In four years Hernandez has scored 28 goals in 68 matches having previously been groomed in Chivas’s youth team Chivas Coras.
Despite being slight of build he possesses great heading ability coupled with tremendous movement and excellent penalty box anticipation. This combination makes him an excellent striker and lethal in front of goal.
Obviously, the Manchester scouts have become aware of hype surrounding him in Mexico and have been quick to snap up this talent before he attracted other suitors. However at only age 21 he may find it hard to oust the likes of Rooney or Berbatov and maybe Alex Ferguson sees him as a medium term prospect in much the same way as Nani.
Hopefully he will not befall the same fate as country man Carlos Vela who has found it difficult to break into the Arsenal first team in recent years.