Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez is ready to make his loan move to Real Madrid permanent after admitting to fulfilling his dream by joining the 10-time European champions.
Hernandez has settled well into life at the Bernabeu, scoring three La Liga goals in four appearances for Real amid their 15-match winning run at the start of the campaign.
Though the Mexican is expected to play second fiddle to Karim Benzema for much of the season Hernandez is revelling in the role and is ready to leave United on a long-term basis in order to continue living the dream in La Liga.
"They thought I couldn't help any more at United so we decided by mutual agreement that I would leave," Hernandez told ESPN.
"It was difficult, although I had offers from other teams, but when I got the opportunity to come to Real Madrid I didn't hesitate.
"It was the toughest challenge [I was offered] and the one that gave me the least chances [of first-team football], but these are the challenges I like and the ones I've worked for all my life.
"I dreamed of being here. I have the talent and I'll work hard to show I belong at such a great institution. I hope some positive things happen, both to the club and myself."
Hernandez joined Real on deadline day in the summer transfer window after United secure a loan signing of their own in the form of Monaco forward Radamel Falcao.
Though Falcao has declared his desire to remain at United beyond the end of his loan spell, reports are suggesting manager Louis van Gaal has been unimpressed by the Colombian's start to life at Old Trafford.
Falcao has scored just once in five appearances but Van Gaal is yet to be convinced over parting with the £44m required to sign the 28-year-old striker and will likely wait until the end of the campaign before coming to a decision.