‘Chicharito’ so happy to be a Hammer

Javier Hernandez

West Ham United have formally announced that  Javier Hernandez has tonight become Hammer..

In a website statement the club said: “The 29-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid star put pen to paper on a three-year deal on Monday afternoon, and will fly out to Germany in the coming days to meet up with Slaven Bilic and his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp.

Hernandez, who became Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer earlier this year, is more commonly known to fans as ‘Chicharito’ – the name he will sport on the back of his 2017/18 West Ham United shirt – and admits he can’t wait to get started at London Stadium.

“I am very happy to join West Ham United,” he said. “For me, the Premier League is the best league in the world and when the opportunity came, I was desperate to sign for this club.

“It was not a difficult decision. West Ham is an historic club, and very ambitious – this summer you can see with the players signed that they are looking to have a very good season.

“I’ve had three fantastic years playing in Spain and Germany, but England was really the first big chapter in my career and I am so happy to be back.

“I am desperate for the season to start and to help the team achieve all their objectives.”

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan added: “We are delighted to welcome Javier as the latest fantastic addition to the West Ham United squad.

“Following the arrivals of Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic, he is another top class professional who brings great experience and quality to the Club.

“He has a proven goalscoring record in the Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga, as well in the UEFA Champions League and at international level with Mexico.

“We now have some fantastic options in attacking positions and, like all West Ham fans, I am looking forward to seeing Javier score goals in a claret and blue shirt next season.”



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10 comments on “‘Chicharito’ so happy to be a Hammer

  1. Proper good signing,well happy.Aint too happy about the length of his name though,that gets expensive on your shirt.Couldnt he have just had Pea put on the back 😁

    • P 🙂

      • Even better Laz,anything to save the beer money being dipped in to 😁
        Ffs its strange calling you Laz now 😂😂

        • Haha for me also mate 🙂 I’ve been reborn 🙂 I might turn up at mattes wedding disguised as the priest 🙂 🙂 that would be a crack 🙂 🙂

  2. Sean Whetpants is he on?

  3. A lot of credit where its due to the board for this signing, and the way they have gone about doing the business on a successful and productive window. COYI

  4. Finally it’s true . Welcome Javier and hope you have a wonderful and productive time with West Ham United .

  5. Really, really pleased with this signing. Let’s hope he doesn’t suffer the West Ham curse and gets injured in the first match!
    I wonder what Bilic’s first choice team will be, if theyre all fit.
    Cannot see Sakho sticking around.
    Well done the Board and the manager. Glad we didn’t go for unproven Ichi.. from Man City and very glad to get some cash for Randolph

  6. A great signing for sure. Any news on why no option to extend his stay? I get that we maybe don’t want to commit to more years on those kind of wages but he is small, hasn’t played much (at Utd and Real) so should be good until he’s 35+ like Defoe. Presume he wasn’t keen. Seems like a no brainer from our side.

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