ClaretandHugh can confirm that Chicharito now looks certain to join Sevilla for a fee of around €8 million.
And the move is set to be sanctioned after the 31-year-old submitted a written transfer request on Thursday.
We reported earlier that there had also been reports that Valencia – who had been interested in the January window- were involved in talks but it has been confirmed to us this evening that Sevilla are the only show in town.
A highly placed source told us by email: “Hernandes looks like going to Seville as he submitted a written transfer request on Thursday and has only a year left on his contract although in reality, it adds up to 10 months.”
The player has never appeared to be emotionally attached to West Ham and has been hankering for a move to Spain for several months.
Now the deal looks certain to be tied up leaving the striking responsibilities with Seb Haller and Albian Ajeti.