Official: Javier Hernandez signs for Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Javier Hernandez from Manchester United.

The Mexico international, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, signed a contract with the Bundesliga side which ties him to the club until June 2018.

Hernandez had fallen out of favour at United and had long been heavily linked to a move away from Old Trafford and has been snapped up by Leverkusen.

Hernandez expressed his delight at moving to Roger Schmidt’s team, who finished fourth in the league last term.

“I know the English Premier League and the Primera Division in Spain, two of the three major European leagues. Now I want to experience the Bundesliga,” the forward said.

“Joining Bayer Leverkusen is a great opportunity for me, I want to and can achieve something here.”

Bayer lost Son Heung-min this summer, having sold him to Tottenham, but have strengthened with Charles Aranguiz and Kevin Kampl.

And general director Michael Schade expressed his delight at improving the team even further with the signing of the 27-year-old striker.

“With this signing, we have upgraded our squad significantly ahead of the great challenges that await us in the coming months,” he said.

“After reaching the Champions League group stages, we also wanted to send a clear message. We can succeeded with Javier Hernandez.”