While the controversy continues over Louis van Gaal's decision to tell Mexican forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to leave Manchester United because he's future there was over, another Premier League team has expressed intentions to sign him on as soon as January.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is said to be a huge fan of Chicharito, has hinted the possibility of taking advantage of next month's transfer window to surprise the world of soccer by bringing the current Bayer Leverkusen striker back to England, according to various sports news websites.
Hernandez is my drug https://t.co/Yn2zZd2VjZ— Juan Mata (@JuanMataTouch) December 29, 2015
Chicharito to Arsenal? No matter how enticing, he's gotta stick with Leverkusen. For now.— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) December 27, 2015
Since he moved to the Bundesliga team last summer after a US$14-million deal between Leverkusen en Manchester United, Hernandez has netted on 19 occasions in 20 games.
Chicharito's life has made a 360 since he began playing in Germany, as Leverkusen has placed him on the starting line ups since he began playing with them.
He has achieved many other feats, such as becoming the first Mexican player in Bundesliga history to ever score a brace, and then made history again with a hat trick.
This and the fact that sources close to Hernandez have suggested the Mexican striker would like another opportunity in Premier League, has prompted Wenger to strongly consider signing on Chicharito beginning next month as they are seeking cover for French forward Olivier Giroud.
There are also reports that an Italian Series A team is interested in Chicharito, 27, but he is apparently not interested.
Watch Chicharito’s 19 goals with Leverkusen.
“Hernandez cut a popular figure at United, and Louis van Gaal’s decision to move him on over the summer proved to be a poor decision, and any potential move to Arsenal would almost certainly upset their fan base,” said Caughtoffside.
Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins slammed the Red Devils' sale of Hernandez.
“He should not have been allowed to leave because he's too talented," Wilkins said in the latest of statements against Van Gaal's decision.
Wenger is facing a slump by his team, which is why he will be looking to address Arsenal's failings in January
“It may be that Louis van Gaal's error is to Arsenal’s advantage,” wrote the Daily Star.