West Ham hold talks about signing Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen

Carla Harmon
July 3, 2017

West Ham have told Bayer Leverkusen that they're going to try to sign Chicharito Hernandez, according to the latest reports from the Mirror (via the Metro).

The striker has only a year left on his deal at the BayArena, and has yet to agree terms with the Bundesliga hopefuls.

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West Ham watched Hernandez closely during Mexico's run to the semi-final of the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

Hernandez joined Manchester United back in 2010 from Guadalajara in his native land and spent four illustrious years at Old Trafford wherein he came to be known as the "Super Sub".


Hernandez was mostly used as an impact sub during his five years at United and despite being loaned out to Real Madrid by Van Gaal, netted some huge goals for the Red Devils. On several occasions the Mexican striker came on as a substitute in the second half for United and changed the course of the match with a goal or two.

West Ham are desperate to bolster their attacking options before the start of the new season, with the club's top scorer Michail Antonio only getting nine Premier League goals in the last campaign.


Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi and Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho have all been linked with a move to the London Stadium this summer, but West Ham are yet to sign the proven goalscorer they want.

Hernandez, who is now away on global duty at the Confederations Cup, left Manchester United for Leverkusen in 2015 having netted 59 goals in 157 appearances for the Red Devils and he has continued to score goals in the Bundesliga.


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