Two players leave United as the transfer window closes

Update!

Due to a documentation snafu, the deal to sign De Gea is off. According to the official source, Real Madrid did not submit the proper transfer papers on time.

Manchester United acts appropriately and efficiently in its transfer dealings. The club is delighted that its fan-favourite double Player of the Year, David de Gea, remains a Manchester United player.

Original text. Manchester United have let go two footballers today: David De Gea and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández.

The Spanish goalkeeper is going back to his motherland with Real Madrid in a £29 million deal which also involves Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas, according to BBC. Navas will face Sergio Romero as they both compete for the lead role at Old Trafford. The ‘Red Devils’ have struggled so far to secure a strong goal line position following Edwin van der Sar exit in 2011.

They are also letting go Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández who had returned to the club following a loan precisely with Real Madrid. Head coach Louis van Gaal was never fond of Hernández and finally got a way to get rid of him. German side Bayer Leverkusen secured the move for £7.3 million. According to BBC ‘Chicharito’ has not started a Premier League match for a year.

So, after much gossip Hernández is moving to North Rhine – Westphalia for three years. According to his new team this move will “strengthen the first team squad as the transfer window closes”. They have also confirmed he will wear the number 7 shirt, not the 14 he normally prefers.

This is not the first time Bayer Leverkusen sign a Mexican footballer. In the past they hired Andrés Guardado who is now a fundamental element in Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven.

Leverkusen are currently in sixth position in the Bundesliga after 3 fixtures.

chicharito BayArena

August 31st, 2015.

 

TRC

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