Another Mexican star linked with West Ham move


JiminezMexican journalist Martín del Palacio who works out of Spain has got the Internet transfer rumour machine in overdrive this weekend after he suggested that Javier Hernandez would not be the only Mexican to join West Ham this summer.

He tweeted  “Javier Hernandez will not be the only Mexican joining West Ham. On Monday, you will learn about another.”

Mexican website added more fuel to social media rumours by suggesting the Mexican star played in Portugal. They said the mystery player was “A Mexican who plays in Portugal who changes teams” 

If this rumour has any legs the most obvious guess is Raul Jimenez who has been regularly linked with a £27m move to the Hammers over this summer.

The Benfica forward has admitted that he is aware of the interest from a host of clubs through his activity on social media, but insists the only certainty he has is that he will report to pre-season training on July 22.

Jimenez made the switch to Benfica in 2015 after a €20m move from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, and although he currently has a €60m release clause in his contract with his current side, Portuguese media previously claimed that West Ham are willing to pay €30m.

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  • kevin says:

    Better stock up on Chilly Beans then .

  • JMan43 says:

    Any credence in this Sean, what are you hearing?

  • kevin says:

    Would be interesting to see the Mexican Wave at the LS . Bound to happen when the fans get going . Can see it now . I’m a Remote Viewer from JPL . 🤷‍♂️😎

  • HammerHeadz says:

    Oh Chicharito’s magic, he wears Sombrero hats

    He like to drink Tequila in Andy Carroll’s flat,

    He could’ve signed for Chelsea or Man United too,

    His name is Chicharito, he wears the claret & blue!

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    This rumour has been circulating for a long time, up until now there hasn’t been any indication of any truth in it.

  • markro says:

    Too much talk of Mexicans…perhaps we should build a wall.

  • JRS says:

    Don’t know if I would take this to seriously and don’t think he is right CF fornus for the money they want and isn’t even 2nd choice there. Not a prolific scorer either. And they originally wanted £35m for him.
    Babacar at 24 for same height but far better in front of goal and would be less expensive.
    Or Perez who offer a very rounded striker hold up play and link up in excellent and bargain at £10-12m after Lacazette buy.

  • SarfHammer says:

    If it’s another Mexican I reckon it’s Jurgen Damm. We just sokd Enner to Tigres, Damm has the same agent as Chicarito, and he would be inexpensive

  • Radai Lama says:

    Yeah Damm was talked about earlier in the summer.Could be right there Sarf.

  • Hammer64 says:

    A Mexican called Jurgen, Sarfhammer? Unusual…but you are obviously well informed on this. Reckon Trump would let him in!


  • Radai Lama says:

    His grandfather is German 64,thats why he is a Jurgen.

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