For ¡¡Chicharito!! 3 is the Magic Number

Javier Hernandez has been named Bundesliga player of the month for the third time in a row.

Bayer Leverkusen’s magnificent Mexican has been in red-hot form since swapping Manchester United and Real Madrid last summer for the black and red stripes of Leverkusen.

The 27-year old has netted an impressive 21 goals in his 24 matches across all competitions since his £7.3 million move to Roger Schmidt’s side. He has bagged a breathtaking seven goals in his last five Bundesliga outings, including a hat-trick in the 5-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach last December.

Despite the impressive goal output, he still trails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (20), Robert (19) Lewandowski, and Thomas Müller (14) in the league’s top-scorers chart, currently sitting fourth with 13 goals.

Last month, Hernandez was quoted after his Manchester United exit as saying, “It was nothing personal, but every manager has his own plan. When people criticise Van Gaal, that’s their opinion. When I hear people think I could have stayed there to play longer, I’m glad. I had four great years in Manchester; I was champion twice,” he added.

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According to reports, Leverkusen are ready to cash in on their prized asset in the summer, with Arsenal and Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool keen on buying him.

Jochen A. Rotthaus says the club are preparing to lose the star striker in the future. “We have to make the most of the Chicharito effect as much as possiblel” says the Leverkusen director. “But at the same time, we must prepare ourselves for a time without Chicharito. We must bring other stars to the fore. We cannot get lost in Chicharito mania,” he stated.

If he continues to perform at this standard, it wont be long for the big guns are fighting for his signature when the window re-opens in the summer.

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Sam May

Sam May is a Sports Journalism student currently studying at the University of Chester. He’s part of the media team at Tranmere Rovers Football Club and complete’s their official home match reports. Aspiring to be a senior Sports Journalist or TV Commentator, he has completed a work placement with The Daily Mail. Other work lined up includes: The Independent, Press Association, Liverpool Echo, Shoot Magazine and Plymouth Argyle Football Club. Follow Sam: @Sam95May