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Javier Hernandez is expected to be a hot commodity once the summer transfer window opens. Reuters

While many expect 25-year-old striker Javier Hernández to depart Old Trafford this summer, most have not set Real Madrid as the expected landing spot. Chicharito -- who is focused on helping his native Mexico find success at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil -- has been with Manchester United since 2010 and hasn't enjoyed consistent time on the pitch after joining the club from Liga MX affiliate Guadalajara. Though he was optimistic added time would come under recently-fired manager David Moyes, the talented scorer is now leaning toward an exit from a team he helped win 2 league titles and the 2010 FA Community Shield.

La Liga giants Atletico Madrid along with Arsenal, Tottenham, Inter Milan and numerous clubs outside of England have expressed varying levels of interest and while each holds a degree of intrigue, one former European star feels the Santiago Bernabeu would be the ideal fit for Chicharito. Due to the strong goal-scoring ability of Hernández coupled with his burning desire to play with a top flight club, former Real Madrid star Fernando Morientes believes Los Blancos could surely use a player with the style of Chicharito, even if other clubs may be ahead of the La Liga side.

“I've always liked him since he arrived at Manchester United a few years back,” Morientes, who spent seven seasons at Real Madrid while recording over 140 goals and helping the club claim three UEFA Champions League crowns, said recently. “I would love to see him at a Spanish team, and if it was Real Madrid, it would be even better. I think he is an exceptional forward, under-used at the moment. I know he'd bring a lot of goals to the team.”

In four seasons with Manchester United, Hernández has recorded 37 goals despite low time on the pitch. Though he's proven his ability to play with the defending Premier League champions, it certainly looks like his time at Old Trafford has come to a close and following the words of Morientes, maybe Chicharito's future does like with Real Madrid. We'll know soon enough.

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