Real Madrid transfer rumour: Club directors looking to get back former striker Chicharito
Javier Chicharito Hernandez who is having an impressive time at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen has not gone unnoticed with his commendable performance. One of the leading stories in Spanish newspaper AS on Tuesday claims that Real Madrid's board of directors have hinted at the Mexican's possible return to the club.
According to Fox Sports, Real Madrid club director Manuel Cerezo was quoted saying "Yes, I'd like to see Chicharito back at Real Madrid as we feel that he is an excellent player".
His colleague Santiago Aguado upon being questioned about the Mexican striker further added, "Chicharito like any player needs his time to adapt to the new situation, there is a lack of urgency at Real Madrid and when the opportunity to move to Leverkusen came round it was a move he opted for and it's great to see him doing well.” He believes that the Mexican did not get the deserved time to adapt at Bernabeu but reviews his brief performance at the club as 'mixed'.
Javier Hernandez joined the Los Blancos side in the 2014-15 season on loan from Manchester United. He displayed some impeccable performances for Real Madrid before being loaned out again to German club Bayer Leverkusen.
On 31 August 2015, Hernández signed a three-year contract with Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee,reportedly £7.3 million.
Chicharito bagged 9 goals in 33 matches that he played for Real Madrid in the season but ended up mostly being benched. For the Bundesliga side, the Mexican forward hit the net an amazing 33 times in the 49 games that he has played.
The forward’s standout moment for Real was when he scored the winner against city rivals, Atletico Madrid, sending them through to the semi-finals of the Champions League. The Spanish powerhouse had the option to sign Hernandez on a permanent deal, but they decided against exercising that option but now they seem to be ruing the decision.