Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has revealed that he turned down a host of Italy’s top clubs to join Bayer Leverkusen last summer.
The Mexican international made a £7.3m switch from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen back in August 2015, after falling out of favour with United manager Louis van Gaal.
However, since arriving at the BayArena, Hernandez has completely revived his career and bagged 26 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions so far this season, whilst also winning successive Player of the Month awards between November and January in the process.
And in a recent interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Hernandez revealed how he made the right move in rejecting numerous Serie A clubs to join Leverkusen instead.
“Juventus, Inter, (AC) Milan, Lazio and Roma tried to sign me in the summer,” said the 27-year-old striker.
“I picked Leverkusen because of the Champions League and they made me feel wanted. They were convinced I could help them improve and that made me smile.
“Leverkusen have exercised an option for me and I have a contract until 2018. I have everything I need here.”
The former Red Devil was still quick to insist that he could very well be open for a move to Italy later in his career.
“I’ve played for three clubs in three different countries so I know that anything can happen. Serie A is a great league, I can’t exclude playing there.”