Summary

  • Chicharito scored 17 Bundesliga goals last season.
  • Helped Mexico to the Copa America quarter-finals in June.
  • Leverkusen plotting three-pronged attack on silverware in 2016/17.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has returned to training with Bayer 04 Leverkusen ahead of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season.

The Mexico striker has touched down in Leverkusen after helping his country to the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals in June. Chicharito scored one goal at the competition in the United States, leaving him just one strike shy of Jared Borgetti’s national record goal haul.

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The 28-year-old striker was put through his paces at the club’s training ground next to the BayArena in Leverkusen on Tuesday. Scorer of 17 Bundesliga goals in 25 Bundesliga starts last term, Chicharito is the top-scoring Mexican in Bundesliga history.

Leverkusen will be hoping the former Real Madrid CF and Manchester United FC forward can repeat last season’s heroics, with a triple assault on the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League up ahead.

Roger Schmidt’s side open their 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign away to Borussia Mönchengladbach on 27 August, two days after the Champions League group stage draw, for which they they are seeded in pot 2.

Watch: Leverkusen's top ten goals from the 2015/16 season