The Spaniard and the Liga MX club have practically tied up a deal and Hierro is expected to be unveiled as new Sporting Director early next week.
Valencia host Athletic in the Copa del Rey semi-finals after a first leg that led to accustations of "anti-football" on the part of José Bordalás.
Alfredo Relaño looks back on Real Madrid's labored victory against Valencia at the Mestalla, thanks to late goals from Vinicius and Benzema.
All of a sudden, Real Madrid are within five points of Atlético, which allows them to believe that the title race isn't over just yet, writes Alfredo Reñalo.
REAL MADRID VS GETAFE
Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe: result, summary and goals
It's a fact, fewer goals are being scored in LaLiga. Not so long ago we were seeing an average of 3 goals per game in Spain's top flight and now we have the lowest average of the top five European leagues
GETAFE VS BARCELONA
Getafe 1-0 Barcelona: Mata scores from spot as Barça beaten
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Getafe on Thursday, which sees the LaLiga leaders move four points clear of Barcelona.
Getafe beat Ajax 2-0 at home in the first leg of their Europa League tie, a result that's enough to go through 83% of the time.
Barcelona 2-1 Getafe
Ter Stegen goal-line heroics help Barça edge Getafe