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One more reason to look forward to the World Cup

Posted by hakanrylander on April 9, 2010

I must admit that before yesterday I’d never heard of Javier Hernandez. Now he’s on his way to Old Trafford and I don’t know what to make of this transfer, particularly as the fee is undisclosed. Maybe Ferguson has found a real bargain, or maybe the bargain basement is the only place where the Glazers allow Sir Alex to go shopping.

I was expecting/hoping for a more established international striker to join us this summer, and this could of course still happen. With Macheda, Welbeck and Diouf we already seem to be fairly well stocked with promising young strikers. Anyway, Hernandez aka Chicharito (Little Pea) certainly looks good on youtube. IMScouting had a good look at him already in January and concluded that “it seems that the little “Chicarito” is actually going to be a big star”.

The timing of the transfer is important since Ferguson apparently expects Hernandez’ value to rise as he performs on the world stage in South Africa this summer. Maybe after the World Cup every big club in Europe will regret not signing him. Let’s hope so.


One Response to “One more reason to look forward to the World Cup”

  1. The Gaffer said

    Looks good on the YouTube videos, and his stats are near perfect. 21 from 28 apps for club, and 4 from 4 for country. Exciting, but he’s no David Villa…

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