Madrid take Hernández on loan from United

UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid CF have added to their options by bringing in striker Javier Hernández on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United FC.

Javier Hernández (Mexico)
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Real Madrid CF have announced the arrival of striker Javier Hernández on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United FC.

Following the sale of Álvaro Morata to Juventus earlier this summer, the UEFA Champions League holders have been on the hunt for someone to share the workload with Karim Benzema, who recently signed a new five-year contract at the Santiago Bernabéu. Hernández has agreed to a temporary move to the Spanish capital with a view to a permanent deal next year.

"I'm delighted and very grateful to Real Madrid CF for making such an effort to bring me here," he said. "I'm going to give my all, on and off the pitch, so that I can enjoy this experience and help the team. Playing at Real Madrid is a dream come true. People all over the world know what this club means, I'm starting to take stock of it little by little. Hugo Sánchez had a brilliant career here, but I've come here to do my own thing, which is to give my all and help the team."

The 26-year-old Mexican international has been at Old Trafford since leaving CD Guadalajara in his homeland in 2010. Though he hit double figures in the Premier League in each of his first three seasons in England, Hernández has been used primarily as a substitute for much of his time at United. In total, he has scored 46 times in 146 appearances for the club.

Madrid were last week drawn alongside FC Basel 1893, Liverpool FC and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad in UEFA Champions League Group B.