Chicharito transfer request sparks Sevilla move

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.


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16 comments on “Chicharito transfer request sparks Sevilla move

  1. Bye bye and thanks for not a lot

  2. We’ll need a little bit of fortune for 4 months and a good find in the January window. Hope the scouts are already working.

  3. That’s ridiculous so we have 2 forwards. Ffs .what are they thinking ..spoi!t a good day ..what happens if haller gets injured ??

  4. He came here thinking he would be the main man but We never played to his strengths … in the end he hardly looked interested and it looked like he was just hanging around collecting the last year of the huge wages he was on ….. i would have liked to have seen him up top with Haller … lets hope Ajeti doesnt suffer the same fate because he seems like a very similar player … to me it seems like decent business even if the timing isnt perfect … goodluck to him

  5. To be honest I don’t think he offers a lot anyway and no point keeping an unhappy player around the dressing room . We will get cover from one of the youngsters or a free we will be fine , bye bye ! COYI

  6. Hopefully Haller and Ajeti stay fit – one can understand Chicarito not wanting to stay to be a back-up and I feel it is better not to have an unhappy player

    One question – does his squad place immediately become available?

  7. Are the finances in such a mess that we had to get this money now? If not, why else would you risk spoiling a promising start to the season? We have not seen enough of Ajeti to know how capable he is of standing in for Haller- my impression is that at present he is well below Haller’s level. Even if he is ok, this is West Ham & there is a good chance they will both be injured at some stage. Why would the owners take such a gamble if they are genuinely interested in moving this club forward …..

    • What level do you believe Chicharito to be at 64 and so long as the boss rather than “we” know what he’s likethat is fair enough. However, no disguising we are well shot if injuries

    • Got to agree 64 it dosnt matter how you dress it up the simple fact remains you cannot leave yourself with just 2 forwards.. Yes he wasn’t great but he has a contract and?like Pedro he should of been made to wait til January when we can get a replacement….it’s just so risky and stupid IMO

  8. Dknt agree with any of this nonsense or project fear around phone we only have 2 strikers. I back the board 100% to bring in 8m now for this total waste of space. Hes cost us around 40-50m in fees and wages and has brought NOTHING. Yes we will be short for a few months and Antonio’s injury is more prescient but I womt lose a monenta sleep if he goes . Rather have 2 strikers who want to be here than 3 just so he can pick up ridiculous wages he doesnt deserve.

  9. Are you asking me about Hernandez or Ajeti Hugh? I did say that we have not seen enough of Ajeti to know. And you are right that Pellegrini is the one paid to judge. But if you want my opinion, based on his stats & the limited amount he has done here so far I would say he is a 7 if Haller is a 10. If you did mean Hernandez I would also rate him now about 7. He still scores the odd goal & has experience but well past his best now. Not sure why you asked though. Even if Ajeti is a 10 there is still the concern that they both get injured, although I accept the fact you mention in another article that both have good injury records. That at least is good news.

  10. I think some people are unfair on Hernandez. He’s actually scored a pretty healthy amount of goals since joining, he’s won us points with his goals so saying he’s done ‘NOTHING’ is just not true, he’s just not been the player we thought he might be.

    Similarly, those suggesting having only 2 forwards is ridiculous and we shouldn’t be selling, firstly you have a player who wants to leave who will bring in 13m combined transfer and savings which can be spent in January if we are in need somewhere. Which clubs are blessed with an abundance of strikers? Particularly as many teams play with just one up top. Did Spurs get anybody in when Llorente left? Man Utd let Sanchez and Lukaku go and are playing Rashford and Martial up front. We still have 2 proper strikers plus Yarmolenko who has played up front.

    For me, getting 12m for a bench warmer who is 10 months away from walking away for free is the right decision.

  11. Blind faith eh? Is that something you can share around? If so, I will have a season’s supply please. Actually, I will regret saying this but I have been impressed with the way the players have come back from that 0-5. I certainly had us with fewer points than 7 at this stage. The great (?) Big Sam always said it was importantly to get points on the board early on to relieve pressure. Logically it makes no difference when you get them but I know what he meant.

  12. Good points there Dom. I am finding myself being convinced by some of the arguments on here for selling him. But I am not sure that is good news. My record on predicting is pretty bad.

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