The Mirror is reporting that Mexican International and former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has a £13M release clause in his contract at Bayer Leverkusen and for that money the 29 year-old would be very good value in today’s inflated transfer market.
Chicharito was at Manchester United for five years from 2010 and initially he played extremely well for the Red Devils.
He is a natural goalscorer with speed and would seem to be the type of player Rafa is after this summer – he’s got class but is not ridiculously expensive.
29 year-old former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez
Available for £13M
He scored 59 goals in 157 total appearances for Manchester United and he’s been in good goalscoring form in Germany and has 39 goals in 76 total appearances over two seasons for the Bundesliga club.
For only £13M he would be a great signing for Newcastle.
Hernandez would be a popular player at Newcastle because he works hard on the field and he usually positions himself just behind the back line of the defense and uses his speed to run onto through balls – perfect for what Newcastle do on the counter attack.
And he’s a natural goalscorer who has scored goals wherever he has been – and in 346 first team games he has scored a good 136 goals.
But in truth we have no idea if Rafa is interested in the 5ft 9ins tall striker, but we would be hard pressed to get a better buy for a striker this season at just £13M for this lad.
But there again there will be a number of top clubs across Europe after him at that price and it’s a good question whether we could get him to join Newcastle United.
But in what has so far been a very disappointing transfer window for the Magpies, we need to wake up pretty soon and go after some good players and show some real ambition in this transfer market.
Signing Javier Hernandez for £13M would show that ambition.
What do you think?
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The Tiny Lives Trust funds the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI where Alex’s son Isaac spent the first few weeks of his life.
Alex is appreciative of the work the great doctors and nurses did to save his son’s life and that’s why he’s raising money.
Please support this very worthwhile charity on Alex’s Just Giving page where there are pictures of his son Isaac – thanks.