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Chicharito: My “only interest” is staying at Bayer Leverkusen

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Javier Hernandez of Bayer Leverkusen is put under pressure from Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium on November 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s slow first half of the season had many pegging him for a move away from Bayer Leverkusen, even to Major League Soccer or Liga MX.

But the 28-year-old striker, back on his home continent for training camp, isn’t interested in leaving Bayer despite nabbing just 7 goals in 23 games.

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Hernandez told Kicker that he’s unaware of transfer interest, which is a bit dishonest unless he lives in a bubble. But it’s also a way to strongly reinforce his status at Bayer.

He didn’t exactly leave the window open. From Sky:

“Jonas Boldt and Rudi Voeller (Leverkusen’s team manager and sports director) have said nothing to me about other clubs,” he told magazine Kicker at Leverkusen’s Orlando training camp.

“The only things I have heard are rumours. No one has tried to contact me or my agent. I am happy here. My only interest is to stay here at Bayer Leverkusen.”

It’s just not time for a move across the pond, unless he needs to be closer to family.

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