Javier Hernandez in Germany to sign for Bayer Leverkusen

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Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez is set to sign for Bayer Leverkusen today, and is in Germany to complete his move.

According to The Guardian the Mexico international has been deemed surplus to requirements given the imminent arrival of AS Monaco striker Anthony Martial at Old Trafford, and it’s said Leverkusen are ready to take him on.

Hernandez deal imminent

Reports claim that the fee to be paid to United is that of £8.75million, with Leverkusen keen to purchase a new forward having sold Son Heung-min to Tottenham Hotspur just last week.


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If the deal is completed in time then it will mark the end of a five year United stay for Hernandez, one during which the striker carved out a reputation as a so called super-sub.

Indeed the transfer to the Bundesliga, where he’ll presumably be a regular starter, is one that the player needs, with his career thus far having been defined by appearances from the bench.

Fan feelings

All the same it might disappoint some fans that he is leaving. Hernandez became a fan favourite at United due to his tireless style of play, and many thought he was once again going to be Wayne Rooney’s understudy this year having returned from a spell on loan at Real Madrid.

Alas Martial’s imminent transfer to the Red Devils appears to have negated the need for Louis van Gaal to keep him, and the Dutchman isn’t one to let sentimentality get in the way of his plans.

United fans, do you think it’s right that Hernandez is leaving? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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