West Ham are still deeply involved in trying to bring Javier Hernandez to the London Stadium.
With Olivier Giroud now almost certainly on his way to Marseille, Slaven Blic is pulling out all the stops on his No 1 priority and is desperately keen to see the former Manchester Unite striker added to his squad.
Chelsea are reported to be showing an interest but the Hammers remain hopeful they can tempt to Mexican into the club on a top contract.
They are taking the view that regular first team football at the London Stadium could hold a lot more appeal than him becoming a squad player at Stamford Bridge.
Although Hernandez has a £13million escape clause in his Bayer Leverkusen contract the Hammers are willing to go more than that to land their man who would be seen as a cut price option as the Blues chase Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morato.
Twenty nine year old Hernandez is believed to want £140k a week in personal terms and the Irons are currently talking to his agents as they bid to get close to a suitable package.
£7m per year in wages? Blimey!
How about a straight £250k per goal? Thirty in a season and he gets the money. You’ve got to have faith in your own ability….
Has Dirty Harry would say ; A Man should know His limitations .
Well, we’ve got to get something done, eventually – lets hope soon.
If you don’t include assists he will always go for goal even when someone else is in a better position to score.
£13m to buy
£5m signing in on fee
3yr contract to be renegotiated after 2yrs if both sides agree.
I said the same some weeks back , markro . If we do finally land him I hope he doesn’t become a greedy player . It’s all supposition though .
I concur and said the same myself. Although you can’t blame a striker for being greedy. Thats what they’re there for but with a little bit of intelligence and experience, you would think and hope that they would pass the ball for a nailed on option.
Markro sounds like a good idea. Lets hope he foesnt do a payet and pocket the sign on fee then push for a move. I dont know why people are upset with the wages tbf, we moan that we want goals, strikers are a comodity these days so if you want the goals you have to cough up.
Sunday Morning God slot.
Oh Lord, won’t you buy me Javier Hernandez?
My friends have Kane and Costa, I must make amends.
Supported all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won’t you buy me Javier Hernandez?
And Joe Hart too Lordie 😂😂
Go on , Janis … nice one John .
We have basically come to the end of our list of targets ain’t we?
The question is , master ; just how many more the media can dig up that we have apparently been keeping tabs on for two years or more . The woodwork is infested with them ., but none of them seem willing to stick Thier heads out ., or when they do we don’t know how to kill’em off .
How long does it take to sit down with someone who says they want 140k a week and say to them il give you 100k plus bonuses etc ….not a whole bloody month ….he’s gonna get got right under our noses
I was just about to say the same they have been talking for over 3 weeks now I mean I know there are things to discuss but come on its getting ridiculous…enough is enough…. In my opinion ..
No we waited until Giroud wasn’t option anymore Kelechi fall thru and Chelsea to get keen on him.
This is a guy we have been keen on for years and a month this summer. They just wasted time. Bc Marquee strikers are lining up to come here
With clubs and agents and uncle Tom Cobley all angling for their bit it probably ain’t as simple as you like to think.
If we have any ambitions for top 6, we have to accept this article is not worth the time it took to write it. If anyone thinks this guy has the pace and power to play as a lone striker in the system we play they should not be involved with our club. This signing does not feel right. Please put this on the back burner for now and focus on signings that can move us to top 6.
Jonham the problem is we were told qwe were going after 2 or 3 strikers. They could still be disillusioned to think AC will be fit for more than 25% of season. But we ad a player like Babacar from Forienitinia 6’3″ 51 goals 15 assists in 153 apps like AC but quicker.
Also been linked with Mario Gomez who at 32 still scored 16 goals for Wolfsburg.
And a lot of ppl don’t think Chris Wood can make in premier league but never given a real shot. Play one of those 2 with him and goals goals. Also if Marko does come in and he works well of him he will be fine as played Lome for Mexico and others.
We could get Wood for £10-£12m and he wants a move up I’ve watched him at 25 I think he could make the move has good feet for a big guy.
BC sorry AC 5 years never will be fit for even half a season will only get harder. And Slav needa to step up training Ox had same issue had Gladbach saying so much running. Every club runs a lot for training to make 90m
Now Everton £30m bid for Walcott too they are swooping up everyone. Would much rather him then Marko.
Think Lucas Perez would be a hood Option to. He is more rounded not the fastest but can hold up play can create and score. Wenger didn’t give him many chances bc Sanchez. But He scores 7 goals and 8 Assists in 21 apps think only 11 starts.
Chicharito and Him would be a good duo.
£13m for Chic and Only £12m for Perez and siff type of player then AC Sahko or Chic
Spend the money on Little Pea!