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.
Speaking to new reporters, Voller said:
“We need a working Chicharito to achieve our goals. It is clear that there are pain thresholds in this crazy transfer market, however. But there is no approach at the moment.”
Reports by Bild, a German newspaper alleges that the former Manchester United striker is already on the move out of the club and is likely to be sold for €25 million.
Chicharito’s attitude outside the pitch in recent times has been a source of worry to Leverkusen and its fans as he has refused to be a team player. His disinterest and absence from the team’s yearly Christmas party was also pointed at.
Bayer Leverkusen are currently in Florida. Chicharito is also present with the rest of the team, where they hope to take part in the match, which would be their third consecutive.