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Carlo Ancelotti drops hint at Real Madrid summer move for Manchester United striker

Real Madrid manager hints he could hand Manchester United striker a permanent contract this summer after superb recent form

Published 28/04/2015 | 17:33

Javier Hernandez could make a permanent move to Real Madrid this summer
Javier Hernandez could make a permanent move to Real Madrid this summer

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that he could yet make Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez's move to Spain permanent this summer.

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Hernandez had seemed certain to leave Real at the end of the season after being relegated to the fringe of Ancelotti's first-team squad for most of the campaign.

With United unlikely to want him back next season, the Mexico international - who moved to the Bernabeu on a season-long loan last summer - was in danger of being left in limbo.

But the 26-year-old has undergone a transformation in recent weeks, scoring four times in as many games, including the crucial winner in the Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid.

And Ancelotti said his professionalism despite having limited playing time until Benzema's recent injury could lead to a permanent move to the Spanish capital.

He said: "It is a subject that we will evaluate at the end of the season. What I can say is that I have liked his professionalism during the whole year," Ancelotti added.

"He is enjoying his opportunity a lot, he has a high level of professionalism and for a coach to have these type of players that are always ready is very positive."

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