Valencia are reportedly preparing a sensational £40 million bid for Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez.
‘Chicharito’, as he is affectionately known, has elevated himself to being one of the hottest and most wanted strikers in world football since signing for Leverkusen in 2015. He netted an emphatic total of 26 goals overall last year, and also notched up 4 assists.
He has carried on his rich vein of form from last season into this one, and has scored a sensational 5 goals in as many appearances in the Bundesliga.
Valencia are looking to Hernandez as a replacement for Paco Alcacer, who moved to La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer.
The Spanish giants have made a woeful start to the season, winning just 6 points from 7 games. This led to Pako Ayestaran getting sacked as manager, and he has been replaced by Cesare Prandelli.
According to Spanish publication AS, Valencia’s owner Peter Lim has shown his willingness to splash the cash to bring the former Manchester United man to Spain after witnessing the horrific start to the season, which sees his side currently sitting third-bottom in the La Liga standings.
Hernandez signed for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 after falling out of favor under former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who deemed the ‘Little Pea’ as surplus to requirements – despite only having one back-up striker.
He was known as a ‘super-sub’ back in Manchester, but has shown that he is capable of much more than that since making the switch to Germany.