Football

Simeone interested in United's Hernandez

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted that his side are still interested in signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

The Spanish champions have already brought in forwards Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann this summer to compensate for the departures of Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrian Lopez, but Simeone revealed he is still looking for an extra forward.

Hernandez has started just 15 Premier League games for United in the last two seasons, and Simeone believes the Mexico international would be an asset to his side.

"He's a vertical player, he's great in one-on-one situations and he's someone who could be useful to any team," said Simeone.

"We are speaking to the sporting directors about the type of player we want and then it's up to them to bring the player in. We can't close any door until the transfer window shuts." 
- PA Sport.