Javier Hernandez Manchester United
25-year-old Javier Hernández is being linked with a move from Manchester United to Atlético Madrid but Arsenal remains a strong possibility heading into the summer transfer window. Reuters

Though recent reports suggested that Javier Hernández was set on receiving more playing time at Old Trafford in order to impress Manchester United higher-ups, the 25-year-old Mexican international could still be leaning toward a split with the defending Barclays Premier League champions. Life under recently sacked David Moyes had not gone according to plan for much of the present season -- with United eliminated from the UCL quarterfinals by Bayern Munich two weeks ago and the club sitting seventh in the current Premier League standings with just four matches remaining -- but thanks to an impressive performance from Chicharito in Man U’s recent league triumph over Newcastle, many feel the young striker will now be given a chance to shine.

With injuries to stars Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, Manchester United continues to deal with injury to core talents, something that interim boss Ryan Giggs is set to deal with as the disappointing 2013-2014 campaign comes to a close. Due to the fact that David Moyes is no longer in the picture, Giggs -- who takes over on the Old Trafford sideline from a previous player-coach role -- could turn to Hernandez for an added lift against remaining opponents in Norwich City, Sunderland, Hull City and Southampton.

Though Chicharito -- who recorded a 64th minute goal in United's April 5 triumph over Newcastle while playing all 90 minutes -- has been yearning for added time on the pitch, first team action this late in the season may not be enough to keep the Old Trafford fan favorite around past this summer. Multiple teams are expected to inquire about his services, including Inter Milan , Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. Addition al clubs around the globe have reportedly shown interest as well but Chicharito’s agent isn’t ready to link his star client with outside clubs just yet, even though his current squad is willing to sell him to another team.

“Javier is currently with Manchester United,” agent Eduardo Hernandez said last month about his talented client. “I think many of these suggestions are just rumors. I have no news of Inter and Manchester United have not let me know anything about a possible offer. The same goes for the other teams that have been linked to my client. To date there is nothing concrete. At the moment we have not planned any meetings with the Red Devils. Currently, we are not able to say it because we should talk with United, the club with whom Javier still has several years of the contract.”

While Inter is expected to be active throughout the upcoming summer transfer period, current La Liga leader Atlético Madrid may be the leading candidate for Chicharito’s services should the former Liga MX scorer elect to depart England. Due to the fact that Hernández has started in only 11 contests this season and because international star Diego Costa continues to be linked with his own move away from the Spanish giants, there does appear to be a growing fit between Hernández and Atlético.

If Diego Simeone's club doesn't turn out to be Chicharito's next destination, recent reports suggest BPL affiliate Arsenal could become the No. 1 option for the talented striker. Former Gunners striker Ian Wright openly petitioned for his previous club to ink Chicharito to a contract this summer since he believes the El Tri star would add an offensive element not present on the current roster at the Emirates. Taking to his personal Twitter page, Wright -- who scored 128 league goals with Arsenal from 1991 to 1998 -- said the move will surely benefit both parties.

"Arsenal, go and buy Hernandez from United and put him out of his misery," the now-retired England native said. "He will score the goals."

Hernández remains under contract with Manchester United until 2016 but due to his lack of time -- minus his recent 90-minute achievement -- coupled with the fact that Madrid could be in need for added scoring help, these rumors will certainly be ones to keep an eye on heading into the 2014 summer transfer period. It also appears that Arsenal will be a club worth monitoring when it comes to the future of the Mexican national star.

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