Simeone talks up Hernandez

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has praised Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez amidst rumours he could join the Spanish champions.

Hernandez’s future at Old Trafford has been uncertain for much of the past two season, being utilised mainly off the bench under both Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes.

The Mexican started just six Premier League games last season and is expected to be courted by a number of club’s during the off-season, with former team-mate Nemanja Vidic urging new club Inter Milan to make a move for the 25-year-old.

And while Simeone admitted Hernandez would better their strike force, the Argentine tactician stopped short of confirming a move for the Mexico international.

“We speak to the sporting directors, we gave them the ideas on the type of players we want and then they get the players,” Simeone told reporters.

“With Javier Hernandez and plenty of other great players, anything is possible. We can’t close the door to anyone until the transfer window closes.

“He is a vertical player, great in one on one situations, he’s a great option for any team.”

Hernandez also remained coy on a potential move to the Vicente Calderon, telling reporters: “I don’t know what’s going to happen, only God knows. I just have to keep working.”

The forward has bagged 59 goals in 152 appearances for the Red Devils, and as such it’s no surprise that he is rated at in the 2014/15 season.

post by Funsho Fagbure