Rudi Voller, sporting director for Bayer Leverkusen has admitted that Javier Chicharito Hernandez could leave the club if they receive a crazy offer during the open transfer window this month.
Last season had seen Chicharito rediscover his best form after he was deemed as surplus to requirements by Louis Van Gaal, who took over from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
However, the former Red Devils striker has found it quite harder to score goals this season and has featured in no less than 15 games without adding a single goal to his seven-goals so far in all competitions,
Voller has insisted that Chicharito, despite his lack of form, remains pivotal to the ambitions of the club. However, he did not mince words as he went on to admit that where Leverkusen gets a big money offer for the player, the club would be left with no option than to sell him.
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There are media reports that Real Madrid might be interested in signing former Manchester United striker Chicharito.
The player who spent one season on loan from Manchester United is reported to be the target of the Spanish side.
This will come as a surprise given the fact that Chicharito failed to adapt to the pace of La Liga and only managed to feature in 10 games for them. He ultimately returned to Manchester United before being sold to Bayer Leverkusen.
However, it is believed that the Spanish club has changed their mind on the player and that they might be interested in bringing him back to Spain. Indeed Chicharito has found a new life in Germany where he has managed to score 33 goals in 50 appearances for the club.
It is probably this good form that has prompted the Real Madrid director Aguado to make inquiries for the player. The latter stated that Chicharito is a great player and that he will be interested in bringing the player back to Real Madrid as he believes he can be a wonderful addition to the current squad. Read more »
Manchester United player Luke Shaw is expected to feature in the derby against Manchester City.
The derby is the star game of the weekend as players return from the international break. Man United and City have nine points apiece after winning their first three games, so the game would decide who goes top or if they would allow Chelsea – who also have nine points – go top.
Shaw wasn’t in action for the Three Lions under Coach Sam Allardyce when they played Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier. He missed out in training on Saturday, but is currently fighting fitness concerns to be able to feature against City, reports say.
Last term, the player picked up a double leg-break in September. The injury ensured he missed many games, but he is hoping to make up this term. England coach Allardyce said of his injury: “It’s a slight problem with the leg. A little ache – muscular. With what he’s been through, we didn’t want to take a chance where the break was.”
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For a fee of £7.3 million, Bayer Leverkusen was able to sign Javier Hernandez as the Mexican attacker made a move from Manchester United to the German club and so far things have been going incredible well for the 28 year old forward who has consistently been struggling sitting on the sidelines of big teams.
Manchester United and Real Madrid were the 2 European clubs where Javier Hernandez performed in before eventually making a move to Bayer Leverkusen and in both of his former clubs; he struggled trying to land a spot in the first team as Hernandez had to settle with a place on the bench for the majority of the time.
During Javier Hernandez first debut as a player of Bayer Leverkusen, he managed to score 17 goals as he finished the season of 2015-16 as the top goal-scorer of the German club which is impressive for the debut season of any player in a new club.
When the Mexican forward was asked about the possibility of leaving Bayern Leverkusen and joining another club during the summer transfer window, Hernandez replied by saying:
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Juventus are reportedly still keen on landing the duo of former Red Devils forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante this summer.
The Bianconeri could have lesser talents this coming season and have decided to place the Leicester City player on the priority list for this summer.
The Frenchman was impressive in the midfield as Leicester City in the last campaign and was pivotal to their stunning English Premier League glory.
According to Tuttosport, Juventus also have Chicharito and Lucas Hernandez in its summer wishlist. Kante is one of the most wanted midfielders in Europe right now after his stunning display in the past season. Spanish giant Real Madrid are keen on the King Power Stadium player as they see him as a more affordable option when compared with Paul Pogba, who Juventus want to sell for a record breaking fee. Madrid would likely trade James Rodriguez if they are to make space for the arrival of Paul Pogba, since the player has enjoyed a reduced playing time since Coach Zinedine Zidane took over. But Madrid is reported to be more inclined in landing Kante at a way reduced transfer price with less weekly wages commitment.
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Head Coach of German side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Roger Schmidt heaped praise on Mexican star striker, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, citing his intelligence and nose for goal as two of his principal qualities.
The German club hosted Hertha Berlin on Match day 32 over the weekend and were able to cement their place in third and the accompanying automatic berth in next season’s UEFA Champions League group stage.
Schmidt gave an interview where he said:
“’Chicharito’ is very important to the team because he’s a player with extraordinary ability.
“As an attacker he’s very intelligent at getting into position, creating space and freeing up room for his team-mates, but is also always available to receive the ball. On top of that, he has a knack for finding the most dangerous position to score a goal,” he added in the interview with the club’s in-house television station.
Schmidt, who saw the Mexico international score the winner over FC Schalke 04 added:
“He works really hard for the team, as he showed on Saturday, fighting until the end when we took a 3-2 lead. He’s also a great support defensively. There’s an aspect to our play, both defensively and offensively and ‘Chicharito’ does this very well. You could see this in that third goal he scored on Saturday after an 80-metre sprint.” Read more »