Sevilla boss Unai Emery has declared an interest in signing Javier Hernandez from Manchester United as a replacement for Carlos Bacca.
Sevilla lost their talisman Bacca to AC Milan recently having won the Europe League last season with his help.
Subequently, they are looking to bring in reinforcements who can guarantee goals and Emery believes that Hernandez could be that man.
“Now we have to find another Bacca, with a different name but with similar characteristics,” he said.
“It’s not easy, but there are opportunities.
“There is Chicharito, Immobile and other players that we are evaluating, like Llorente, but it is not easy to get to him. What’s important is the desire, not the age.”
Hernandez, who was on loan at Real Madrid last year, fractured his collarbone recently on duty with Mexico and could be out for up to six weeks. The injury has put his future in doubt with teams being less likely to pursue a deal for an injured player but it hasn’t stopped Sevilla’s interest in him.
Chicharito was a player who Louis van Gaal declared surplus to requirements upon his arrival as the manager of United and it appears as though nothing has changed in that regard.
The 27-year-old joined United in 2010 but his stint at United looks like it could be coming to an end, especially if Sevilla turn their interest into a formal bid in the near future.