Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has joined Bayer Leverkusen for £7.3m. The Mexican has had a tough time at United in the past couple of seasons after finding himself playing a bit-part at the club. Last season Louis van Gaal told the 27-year-old that he was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, and thus allowed him to leave on loan to Real Madrid where he scored 9 goals in 33 appearances for the Spanish side.
Upon returning to United, it seemed as if the Mexico international may play a part in the team due to the fact that the Old Trafford club allowed Falcao to leave and sold Robin van Persie. However, it is apparent that he was never really part of United’s plans.
Hernandez scored 59 goals in 156 appearances for United after joining from hometown club Chivas de Guadalajara in 2010, a side where he scored 29 goals and attracted big attention from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Now, the Manchester United striker has completed his move to Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen, a Champions League side. Hernandez landed in Germany on Monday afternoon to complete the deal, and is said to have rejected may clubs in order to sign for the Bundesliga club – including the likes of Spurs, Everton, West Ham and Marseille.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Chicharito all the best at his new club. Thanks for everything, Javier!