Sunday, June 24, 2018

Orlando City in talks to sign Javier Hernandez from Man Utd

Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva has confirmed the club are in ongoing talks to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva has confirmed the club are in ongoing talks to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

According to reports, talks to sign the Mexico international were halted last week due to United’s asking price for the player.

However, since then, United have offloaded the likes of Nani and Robin van Persie to Turkish Süper Lig giants Fenerbahçe for small sums, and indications are that Hernandez could be the next player to leave Old Trafford.

“Regarding Chicharito, of course he’s a great player that every club in the world would love to have and we’d love the chance to have him,” said Da Silva in the Orlando Sentinel.

“Right now we don’t have anything done, and you know during the process of negotiations – where many clubs have interest, including us, because why not – the less we talk about it the better. So we’ll see if there is a possibility and then we’ll move forward.

“We hope in one or two weeks to be ready to talk about Chicharito in a different way.”

Hernandez spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, where he tallied seven goals and four assists in 23 La Liga appearances (seven starts).

United sign Darmian

Manchester United have completed the signing of Italy international right-back Matteo Darmian from Torino on a four-year deal.

Darmian, who has won 13 international caps for Italy, will challenge winger Antonio Valencia for the starting right-back place at Old Trafford next season, with Rafael likely to be sold in the coming weeks.

“It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United,” Darmian told the Red Devils’ official website. “I have loved the time that I have spent at Torino and I would like to thank the club and the fans for everything they have done for me. 

“I am sure they can understand when the opportunity to join the biggest club in world came along it was something I had to do. To work with Louis van Gaal, a manager that has achieved so much in football is such an exciting prospect.”

United manager Louis van Gaal added: “Matteo is a right-sided full back with the versatility of also being able to play on the left.

“He is a strong defender and has the ability to go forward in the attacking positions which is a fantastic attribute to have and much needed in the fast rhythm of the Premier League.

“Matteo will be a great addition to the team. I am delighted to welcome Matteo to the club and look forward to working with him in the coming days.”

Darmian scored two goals in 33 Italian Serie A appearances for Torino last season.



Shawn Etemadi



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