Chicharito completes medical


Javier2West Ham are now hoping to announce Javier Hernandez as their new player this evening after the Mexican jumped straight off a ten-hour flight from Mexico to complete a medical in record time.

A two part medical was scheduled to be completed over two days with  Chicharito expected to be unveiled on Tuesday.

However, the club and medical staff were  working flat out this afternoon to announce the signing tonight after the player shunned resting up after his long haul flight and wanted to get on with it.

A club source said “A medical has been taking place and it is touch and go whether the results come back tonight or tomorrow because blood and heart test tests usually take more than a few hours”

“We would love to have it all completed this evening in order to make  an official announcement but if that is not possible, all things equal, we will do so tomorrow”

The Mexican International was pictured this afternoon with West Ham fan Dan Smith outside the BMI The London Independent Hospital in Stepney when he was undergoing a medical.

He will now put pen to paper in the next few hours and the West Ham media team are busy preparing an announcement together with the first official photos and quotes from the 29-year-old. The waiting could soon be over.

As DG would say Don’t go to bed!

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  • WakeTheWolf says:

    Absolutely buzzing! This makes it so much more real!
    Cannot believe we are getting him.
    Brilliant business! Quality striker!

  • ReggieHammer says:

    Absolutely unreal signing to be fair!! we’ve finally got a striker that can bang in 20 goals a season… looking forward to the start of the season! High hopes.. 😁

  • Alan D says:

    Very Happy

  • Gaz says:

    V Good signing.Some of the wrongs from last summer are most certainly being put right this summer thus far.Humble pie for the doubters who claimed we would only sign loanees in the last few days of the window.
    Ok it can be argued we have only spent about £40 million so far but i call that good sensible business for Zab Hart Arnie and Chicharito not penny pinching.

    • essexirons says:

      Doesn’t matter how much the club spends as long as we get our targets signed. This signing wouldn’t have been possible if we had started throwing £30m bids around. The money saved on fees have gone on wages.
      This wont be the last one through the door though, I am expecting a midfield signing

  • James says:

    Payet will be asking to come back

  • kevin says:

    Happy Boy .

  • bubs says:

    Jigsaw nearly completed
    Welcome wish it had been 2 years ago
    Well done 2 Daves

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  • John says:

    Loving the new found positivity. Nice isn’t it?

  • CondorHammer says:

    I wanted us to have a punt on him when we were chasing Chewie last year, so I’ll be a very happy hammer if we can get this one done and dusted. And well played SuGo👍.

  • James says:

    I think he could become a real fan favourite along with Zabaleta….I have been very impressed by Zab so far….He has real pedigree.
    So much hot air from the noisy minority in the early part of the summer…our transfer policy is a shambles… our transfer policy is a joke…all said far too early they will never learn…next summer the same chaps will be coming out with the same pony…

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    The rock throwers had more than a point to express the diabolical transfer policy from last year , its contributed to a descent bit of buisness this year IMO 🙂 there’s one thing sugo has learned I hope and that’s not to get the back up of the west ham supporters , do so at you’re peril 🙂
    Well done the Dave’s, hats off and all that 🙂 now keep on top of it,
    I’ve got visions of the pea and sakho 🙂 just dreaming lads 🙂 🙂

  • James says:

    Lazarus i agree that last summers window was mediocre at best but before throwing rocks give anyone include SuGo a chance to make amends….Anyone wants a chance to put things right and everyone should be given the chance…the screaming and wibble wobble bottom lip crew were off and running before the window even opened…
    They sounded like real prats….even more so now..

  • markro says:

    Terrible window so far (wibble) only brought in the England no. 1 keeper (wobble), one of the best right backs to grace the PL for years (wubble), the best attacking player from another PL side (webble) and one of the best and most consistent poachers in world football (wabble).
    We’d better not get anyone else in – I’ve run out of vowels.

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