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You have got to feel sorry for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.
Fifteen goals from 26 games in all competitions—including eight from 19 games in the Premier League, despite the majority of the time being used as a substitute—is a return worthy of a place in most starting XI's.
With Robin Van Persie in such stellar form, however, the "Little Pea" has seen his appearances curtailed.
As has been mentioned in the introduction to this article, Sir Alex Ferguson is rumoured to have Radamel Falcao as one of his summer targets.
It therefore makes sense to include Hernandez in any transfer fee, rather than keeping him on the bench.
Hernandez has lost none of the trademark sharpness, in-game intelligence and speed of thought that are his hallmarks, and a move to the sunnier climbs of Spain may make sense.
He would after all be amongst good company as compatriots Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos, Carlos Vela, Hector Moreno and Andres Guardado all ply their trade in La Liga.
Furthermore, Atletico are likely to be able to offer the carrot of Champions League to satisfy the desire of the player.