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Bayer Leverkusen sign Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez from Manchester United

Another striker moves away from Old Trafford

Bayern Leverkusen have signed Manchester United’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

Manchester United bid farewell to another star player from the Ferguson era, as Javier Hernandez completed his switch to Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen. The striker has signed a  £7.3m deal with the German side that his expected to keep him in the team until 2018.

Chicharito, as he is fondly called, moved to Manchester United from Guadalajara in 2010 and won the Premier league with them twice, once in 2010-11 and the other in 2012-13. Off the two titles, he was more crucial in the 2010 trophy where he won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award.

In 2011, the player’s contribution to his country was also immense as he helped Mexico win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. He was also the tournament’s top goal scorer. 

The player, though, was not able to break in Louis van Gaal’s team and decided to spend a year at Real Madrid on loan. The player, though, didn’t receive regular first team action at the Santiago Bernabeu either, but made sure to capitalize in the limited chances he received.

Bayer, who finished third in the league last year right behind VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich, will be looking to challenge for the title this year with the presence of stars like Karim Bellarabi, Stefan Keibling, and Lars Bender.

Lindegaard signs for West Bromwich Albion

Meanwhile, United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has signed a two-year deal with Premier League counterparts West Bromwich Albion. The 31-year-old joined United from Danish club Aalesund in 2010 and completed his medical on Monday to join the Baggies on a free transfer.

On signing for his new club, Lindegaard said 

Lindegaard, who has been given the No.21 shirt, said: "Since moving to England I've been impressed with how well West Brom have done in the Premier League.
 
"I had a good chat with Tony Pulis - I must call him the 'gaffer' now - and he convinced me it would be a good move for me and the club. From there things moved very quickly. I was very keen to get it done so I can just concentrate on the thing that matters most, the football.
 
"I am very happy to join and hope I can make a big contribution this season,” he concluded.

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