West Ham in £13 million move for former Manchester United striker


Sky Sports are claiming that West Ham are just days away from clinching a deal for Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez for £13 million.

Javier Hernandez, otherwise known by the nickname he wears on his shirt, Chicharito, scored 59 times in 157 outings for Manchester United – winning two Premier League titles.

Hernandez’s importance at Old Trafford dwindled following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, leading to a brief loan-spell with Real Madrid.

A permanent move to Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 for a reported £7.3 million officially ended his Manchester United career, and the 29-year-old discovered career-best goalscoring form, netting 26 times from 40 appearances in all competitions.

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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has enjoyed a multitude of success on a personal level in Germany; he has won five Bundesliga Player of the Month awards since signing for Bayer Leverkusen and was named in the 2015/16 Bundesliga Team of the Season

Chicharito has also proven his pedigree on the international stage and is Mexico’s all-time leading scorer, netting 47 times in 95 games for his country.

His potential signing would be a huge step in the right direction for West Ham, who have recently agreed to a £24 million fee for Stoke City’s Marko Arnautovic, while Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart joins former teammate Pablo Zabaleta at the London Stadium on a loan arrangement.


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