Hammers legends thrilled as Hernandez signs



Javier Hernandez is a Hammer!

The club has officially announced within the last few minutes that the brilliant Mexican striker with a goals to game ratio to kill for has joined the club. And that was immediately greeted with whoops of “Come on You Irons” of legendary Hammers striker Frank McAvennie who declared: “Here’s the new Tony Cottee – Hernandez is a brilliant striker, exactly what we want at the club.

“He gets in behind defenders is deadly and will be a tremendous boost to the club. He is precisely like Tony Cottee and I couldn’t be more delighted.

“He’s proved himself at every level and if Diafra Sakho can get fit and get his head in the right place that pair could cause absolute havoc to any Premier League defence.

Hernandez grabbed 37 goals in 103 games during his five years at Manchester United but Macca claims that given he was coming off the bench a lot of the time, his goals to game record is much better than that,

He moved on to Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen where he continued to record a brilliant goals to games ratio and now represents one of the biggest signings in years.

Macca said: “The boy is a born goalscorer. This is absolutely fantastic news for everybody associated with West Ham United – tremendously exciting news”

medium_billybondsFormer Hammers stopper Phil Parkes was equally thrilled declaring: Fabulous footballer, fabulous striker . This is precisely what the club needed and congratulations to David Sullivan and everybody involved in making it happen,
“He’s one of the most natural finishers in world football and we have done incredibly well to get a player of such quality.”

Legend Bill Bonds admits he has not followed our new striker’s career closely but said: “He is obviously a top striker – the stats speak for themselves. It’s very good news for our club.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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