Hernandez Rejected Juventus For Leverkusen

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Javier Hernandez has revealed he snubbed Juventus for Bayer Leverkusen, rejecting several Serie A clubs in the process.

The Mexican forward was deemed surplus to requirements by LVG and was loaned out to Real Madrid, and joined Bayer Leverkusen after his loan spell ended.

Hernandez has revitalised his career at the BayArena, scoring 17 goals in 26 German top-flight games this campaign.

However, the 27-year-old striker has hinted he would be open to a move to Italy in the future.

“Juventus, Inter, [AC] Milan, Lazio and Roma tried to sign me in the summer,” Hernandez told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I picked Leverkusen because of the Champions League and they made me feel wanted. They were convinced I could help them improve and that made me smile.

“Leverkusen have exercised an option for me and I have a contract until 2018. I have everything I need here.

“I’ve played for three clubs in three different countries so I know that anything can happen. Serie A is a great league, I can’t exclude playing there.”



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