The future of Javier Hernandez at Real Madrid is looking more complicated by the day as his minutes on the pitch are decreasing with every game week.
Hernandez left Manchester United on loan in the summer as Louis van Gaal plotted to bring Radamel Falcao to the club and it appeared as though it would be a shrewd move given Madrid had only one recognised ‘out and out’ striker.
Things started well for the Mexican. On his debut he scored two superb goals against Deportivo La Coruna but since then things have gone awry and Marca now report Hernandez’s situation in Spain is rather bleak.
The return of popular Madrid youngster Jese has made things more difficult for Hernandez and the recent Copa del Rey double-header against Atletico Madrid proved a particular low point for the 25-year-old.
Many would have expected Hernandez’s main opportunities to come in the cup but Chicharito wasn’t even on the bench for the 2-0 defeat in the first leg.
In the second leg and Madrid chasing at least two goals, Hernandez sat and watched on the bench as Carlo Ancelotti chose not to throw on the man who could have been perfect at that point in any game.
Whilst some reports earlier in the season suggested Hernandez may end up with a permanent deal in the Spanish capital, it now appears he will return to Old Trafford in the summer.
Stories also came out recently that Hernandez rejected a move to MLS but the striker will now have options to consider, given that it appears he has no future in either Madrid or Manchester.