Bad news for the many of us who have been dreaming of Javier “Chicharito” Hernández’s epic move to our favorite clubs during this January transfer window: the Mexican international is not for sale.
Bayer Leverkusen sporting executive Rudi Voller told Sky that all of the club’s stars will remain at the BayArena, and if there’s anyone who can be defined as a newly blooming Leverkusen legend it’s #Chichadios. As we’ve made clear on a number of occasions, our guy has been on a rampant run of form as of late; he’s scored 19 goals in 22 games across competitions (including his team’s goal of the season so far), won Bundesliga Player of the Month for two consecutive months – you name it, he’s done it and won it.
Chicharito has also been a substantial factor – the principal figure no doubt – in his club’s growing international profile. Despite Voller’s adamant declarations that Hernández’s move to Germany was not for “marketing reasons,” it has since become clear that the goal-scoring giant has had a tremendously positive impact on his club’s popularity, particularly in North America. So much so, in fact, that Bayer currently finds itself in the States, preparing for Florida Cup matches against Independiente Santa Fe (January 10) and SC Internacional (January 13) ahead of the second half of domestic league action.
“There are always rumors with our players,” said Voller. “That’s just normal in this phase. We will definitely keep the players we need.” I’m sure that Voller would be the first to tell us all that right now, there isn’t a player more necessary to his club’s success than Chicharito Hernández.