The Independent notes:
“Javier Hernandez is expected to be rewarded for his extraordinary first season at Manchester United with a new deal.
“The Mexican’s 25 goals in 40 games for United made him arguably the buy of last summer, and after rewarding Chris Smalling with a new five-year deal yesterday – a response to the way he exceeded his manager’s expectations – United are ready to place Hernandez next in line for an improved contract.
“The 23-year-old has been given a break after his involvement for his country in the Gold Cup and will not head out on the pre-season tour with the majority of United’s players next week. Smalling has been given a new five-year deal.”
The Telegraph reports:
“The 23 year-old has already been linked with Real Madrid – speculation rejected by his representatives – since the end of last season and, although there are no concerns within Old Trafford of ‘Chicharito’ being lured away by a rival club, United’s policy of recognising the progress of emerging stars is set to see him rewarded with a pay rise and extended deal.
“A £7 million signing from Chivas de Guadalajara, Hernandez’s current four-year deal is understood to be structured to ensure renegotiation on the basis of appearances, with Sir Alex Ferguson admitting recently that the youngster exceeded all expectations last season.”
Securing Chicharito on a long term deal is a total no-brainer for a player who could already arguably walk into any side in the world.
With a new batch of young signings at United there’s every reason to feel very optimistic for the long term future of the club and Chicharito committing to a longer deal would only add to that optimism.