With all the usual disclaimers about done deals not being done deals until the player in question is showing smiling through the tears while holding up a shirt ... this one looks pretty much done. The tiny legume is off.
Llegar al Real Madrid es una gran oportunidad para @CH14_ , a quién le deseo el mejor de los ¡éxitos!— Miguel Herrera (@MiguelHerreraDT) September 1, 2014
Or if it isn't done, then Miguel Herrera, Mexico manager, is going to look pretty silly indeed. That's him above, twittering away, and Google Translate tells us that he's saying "Getting to Real Madrid is a great opportunity for @ CH14_ , whom I wish the best of success!" And so say all of us.
Now, we know what you're thinking. You're thinking: that leaves space for another striker. You're thinking: James Wilson's promising, and Danny Welbeck's lovely, but Robin van Persie's injured, and Wayne Rooney's ... well. You're thinking: something that rhymes with HAL-POW. Aren't you? Aren't you?