Arsenal are plotting a stunning transfer move for Javier Hernandez who once was rejected by Manchester United manager van Gaal.
The 27-year-old hitman was shown the Manchester United exit door back in summer by Louis van Gaal. The Dutch manager then had serious doubts over whether Hernandez could cut it at the top level despite the Red Devils being short of firepower infront of the goal.
But while Rooney, Depay, Martial have struggled for goals this term, Hernandez has already netted 18 times for Bayer Leverkusen.
Now Spanish news outlet Don Balon suggests the Mexican’s form has alerted Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. And it is also reported that the Gunnersare now planning a ‘sensational transfer’ in the January transfer window.
The Don Balon report claims Wenger has made Chicharito their top transfer target when the January window reopens.
The Mexican striker was a fan-favoured figure at Old Trafford and a move to rival Arsenal would certainly upset United fans.
Chicha recently revelaed he never ever wished to leave Manchester United but he had to do so after Louis van Gaal claimed that the Mexican attacker had just one percent chance of playing. The Dutchman had also said that Hernandez wasn’t a part of his philosophy and was hence sold.
However, Arsenal will have to splash out big cash to sign him. Hernandez, who moved away from United for £7.3m, is under contract until June 2018.
In a recent interview Chicha claimed: “I didn’t have the intention to leave but I wanted to more playing time. van Gaal told me that he already had his strikers, that I would have to fight for a place but could take an offer if an opportunity arrives.”
Apart from Arsenal, there are also interests from Serie A but Hernandez isn’t keen on a move to Italy.
Chicharito has netted a brace in all three tournaments he has featured for Leverkusen this term (Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League and DFB Cup). Since October, the Mexican has scored more (14) than his former Premier League club Manchester United have managed to score this season.
With 42 goals in 78 matches for Mexico, Hernandez now needs just four more scores to equal Jared Borgetti as Mexico’s highest-ever goalscorer. With an average of 0.53 strikers per game, LVG reject has a higher strike rate than any of his country’s top ten strikers.