Chelsea have been linked to the services of Bayer Leverkusen’s Javier Hernandez regularly during the past week but it seems the former Manchester United man will not be returning to the Premier League.
The Mexican striker has excelled in the Bundesliga since leaving Old Trafford, enjoying the rigours of Champions League football, but reports from The Sun today suggest he’s been put up for sale by the German club.
Whilst many may feel Hernandez would want another crack of the cherry in the Premier League, the striker has stated he’s happy in his current surroundings. Speaking to the Bundesliga’s official website, he said:
“Why would I like to stay in the Bundesliga? Because I feel good and I’m happy. I’ve learned a lot in the Bundesliga, as a player and as a man. I like playing in the Champions League, and luckily Bayer have been involved in the last few years. We hope we can achieve that goal again in the second half of the season.”
However, with Bayer Leverkusen languishing ninth in the German league standings, the club face a stern test to finish in the Champions League spots once again this season and failure to do so could lead Hernandez, and other top-players, to seek an exit.
Sat eight points off the top-four, Leverkusen need a vast turnaround in the second-half of the season and Hernandez’ threat in front of goal will be vital.