Hands-off our Hernandez, say Bayer Leverkusen

Date published: Monday 4th January 2016 2:26

Javier Hernandez: Linked with Liverpool switch

Javier Hernandez: Linked with Liverpool switch

Bayer Leverkusen sporting excecutive Rudi Voller has ruled out selling star striker Javier Hernandez in the January transfer window.

The Bundesliga’s player of the month for November and December has hit the ground running since his £7.3million summer move from Manchester United and has blasted 19 goals in 25 games in all competitions.

“We are a football club and it is important that we are successful,” Voller told Sky in Germany. “Chicharito has played a big part in our success so far, through his style of play, through his goals.

“That’s why we brought him here. In the first half of the season, everything has worked out fine.”

The 27-year-old’s form had led to reports that Arsenal were lining up a move for the Mexico frontman, but Voller has made it clear all of Bayer’s key players will be staying, including reported Napoli target Christoph Kramer.

“There are always rumours with our players. That’s just normal in this phase. We will definitely keep the players we need.

“It’s easy to fend off interest when you don’t need to sell, and we are in a comfortable situation where we don’t have to do it.

“We will definitely keep those players we want to keep in order to achieve our goals,” added Voller.

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