There has been a continuous rumor for Radamel Falcao‘s loan to Real Madrid, but nothing has come of it yet. This has left Madrid grasping at straws to see which other top player they can get into their lineup. They don’t seem too happy with having three of the best strikers in the world, because now it is rumored that if Falcao wont come, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will be their next target. This is a bad move for Madrid, because Hernandez is not the player they need. He will continue to sit on the bench with the other options they have in their lineup. No one will win from this deal.
Hernandez is a powerful super-sub for Manchester United, but he is nowhere near the best player in the club. The Mexican international forward has scored 37 goals in 102 games for the club, but only saw six starts last season. He scored four goals for United, which is nowhere near what either would hope for. He is still a very good player, but among better players he falls from the spotlight. This is why a move to Madrid would be even worse.
Madrid has some of the best strikers in the world. Not only is it home to Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best player in the world, but former EPL star Gareth Bale and World Cup FIFA Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez give Madrid more depth in its offense than ever. This is not a club in which a super-sub can make a name for himself. Falcao is a top striker, and he was sorely missed during the World Cup. He may have been the man for Madrid, but Hernandez would be a weak replacement.
However, there have been a few reports about a Hernandez loan deal with Madrid. Falcao came out and denied Madrid rumors, which only gives the Hernandez rumor more support. He can be a good striker, but he will have too much to prove in such a top tier club. If the deal goes through, both sides will come up short. Of course, when that happens Hernandez can always return home to United.