According to reports, Javier Hernandez has fallen out with teammates at Bayer Leverkusen and the Bundesliga club are ‘ready to sell’ the Mexican which could open up a move to Liverpool.
Yes, he played for Manchester United, but nothing would make me happier than seeing Manchester United fans lose their minds over one of their ex-players doing well on Anfield Road.
The likelihood of this deal happening is probably slim to zero, but even if you’re against signing current and ex-Manchester United players, you can’t help but feel that under Jurgen Klopp, Javier Hernandez would be a phenomenal player. His insatiable desire to win and incredible finishing ability are the perfect ingredients for Klopp to work his magic.
Bild, via the Independent, claim that after a falling out with his teammates, Bayer Leverkusen are ‘ready to sell’ and with Liverpool reported as being interested in the Mexican in recent weeks, a move back to England could be opened up. Leverkusen are prepared to sell for €25 million (£21 million) but Bild report that ‘no concrete offers have been made.’
The Guardian believe that Leverkusen will hold onto Chicharito until the summer and they also deny any claims made by Bild that the striker had a falling out with coaching staff or players but rather say Hernandez arrived at training on Wednesday as per usual.
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Hernandez has been unable to recreate the goalscoring form that he began his Bundesliga career with as he has gone 649 minutes without netting, stretching back to a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on 1 October. He has scored 33 goals in 48 games and despite his faltering form, there will be many clubs interested in signing him.
Whether or not there is real interest from Liverpool is up for debate, what isn’t up for debate is Chicharito’s quality and the Reds could do a lot worse than signing a player of his calibre.