Valencia are set to launch a stunning bid to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in January.
The club’s chairman Peter Lim has lofty ambitions for the La Liga side, and has reportedly target Hernandez to be the focal point of their strike force.
‘Chicharito’ is believed to have a buyout clause of around £40million, but the Bats are reportedly willing to meet that fee in order to sign the forward.
They currently sit third bottom after another poor start to the season, and Lim is reported to have mentioned Hernandez’ name in a bid to lure Cesare Prandelli to be new coach.
Leverkusen, as expected, are reluctant to let their star striker go, and General Manager Jonas Boldt described how Chicarito was hand-picked.
“We sat down and realised that we need a striker with experience and could finish,” Boldt said.
“We took a look at our database and decided we need a striker like Chicharito.”
So far, Hernandez has 33 goals and seven assists in 48 games for the German club, something which he attributes to the game time he has been given.
“That was the most important thing for me — to have a lot of minutes,” the striker insisted in a recent interview.
“Then the goals were going to come sooner rather than later.”
“Germany is good for me.”