- Javier Hernandez scored 11 Bundesliga goals for Bayer Leverkusen last season
- He has one year on his contract and has been linked with a move away
- West Ham are thought to be interested in a potential £13million transfer
- Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says a move could happen this summer
Javier Hernandez could be allowed to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer as the Mexican striker continues to be linked with a potential return to the Premier League.
Hernandez, now 29, scored 54 goals in 103 English top flight games during his time with Manchester United, but now plies his trade in the Bundesliga where he found the net 11 times last season as Leverkusen finished 12th.
He has been linked with a potential £13million move to West Ham and, with just a year left on his contract, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has admitted the Mexican may be allowed to leave.
Javier Hernandez could be allowed to leave German club Bayer Leverkusen this summer
‘He’s interesting to many parties because of his quality,’ Voller told Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. ‘We often receive enquiries.
‘We can wait a little. Something can happen later on.’
Hernandez enjoyed an explosive first season in German football, finding the net 26 times in all competitions following his departure from Old Trafford, before finding things a little tougher in year two.
The Mexican striker has been linked with a potential return to England with West Ham
During his time in England the forward, known as Chicarito, struggled to hold down a regular starting role at Manchester United but still managed to score 37 Premier League goals during his four seasons with the Red Devils.
He spent the fifth year of his Manchester United contract on loan at Real Madrid, where he again struggled to win a starting role which saw him make just seven La Liga starts and a further 16 appearances from the bench.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is known to be in the market for a striker, with Arsenal’s OIivier Giroud and Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City known to be summer targets for West Ham.
Hernandez scored 37 Premier League goals during his time with Manchester United