Bayer Leverkusen has signed Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez for a reported £7.3 million. The Mexican international has signed a three-year deal with Leverkusen.
Manchester United has been busy all summer long in the transfer department, and on Monday it was announced that the club has sold Hernandez to Bayer Leverkusen. The 27-year-old striker came to United in 2010 and played in 157 games in all competitions for the Red Devils, scoring 59 goals.
Chicharito spent last season on loan at Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga and will now get to try the Bundesliga as he joins Bayer Leverkusen.
“I know two of the top three leagues in Europe having played in the English Premier League and the Primera Division in Spain,” Chicharito said to Leverkusen’s website. “Now I want to get to know the Bundesliga, as I’ve heard a lot about the fantastic stadiums in Germany and the unique fans.
“The Bundesliga is very much full of attacking teams and that really attracts me. It’s a miracle that I can play for a club like Leverkusen who I know from the Champions League. Bayer 04 represents a great chance for me and I’d like to achieve things while I’m here.”
Hernandez never seemed to gain the confidence of United manager Louis van Gaal, and after a subpar performance against Club Brugge in the return leg of the Champions League qualification playoff, where he missed a penalty and another great goalscoring opportunity, the news of him leaving the club won’t be a shock for the supporters.