Hammers striker move on in next window

Javier Hernandez is set to join the ‘American dream’ during the next transfer window with Los Angeles FC favourites to sign the Mexican.
The Hammers were open to offers for the striker in January but with the long term negotiations for a third forward  not completed until deadline day when Albian Ajeti joined, the club couldn’t afford to let him move on and leave themselves short up front.
And despite him scoring the club’s first goal of the season at Brighton last weekend little has changed with the player in the last year of his contract.
The LA club are ready to pay the Hammers around £5 million for a player who is currently on £130k a week – cash that would allow them to buy a younger and cheaper option.
Hernandez remains very much second choice to Seb Haller and would jump at the chance of first team football as he enters the end period of his career.

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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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  • Jamie4nails says:

    why Los Angeles FC would pay 5mil to the Irons when he can agree a pre contract in January and the money then goes in his pocket.

    • Luis Cortez says:

      Totally agree,he is already signed this year and he goes free next year,hammers should have sold him last year when Valencia and others offered to take him.

      • razorwine says:

        Once again sully and pelle shooting themselves in the foot not selling him in summer of waiting for a replacement when better to have got rid of him first as we had cover with others until we bought 2more strikers . Instead like carrol and Sanchez and Perez hugil wasting money instead of buying fit young hungry players with sell on profit if needed.

  • simon says:

    Clearly Chicharitho has lost his zeal at West Ham. He does not even hold a regular place in the Mexican team any more. Prior to last season, he stuck his body into opponents and fell to the ground looking for fouls. Last season, and this season he has reverted to a total lazy attitude, by lounging around without any intention to stop any build-up of play from his opposing defenders. If you look at the best centre-forwards in the world, you will notice a huge effort to block centre-back passes before the opposing team gets going. Case in point is … Mr Haller. Sadly, our great expectation from the WH top-earner never got realised. Maybe before he leaves … he could suprise us. Why not? Nonetheless, we wish him well fro the future.

  • Julian Woodhouse says:

    As long as the money is used to replace with someone hungrier with ability and younger I’m fine but without him we hardly have a plethora of options up front.

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