Hernandez departure imminent


Javier Hernandez was greeted by Sevilla sporting director Monchi at the San Pablo Airport on Sunday later posing for a photograph for press next to a Sevilla football crest. He is expected to put pen to paper today on a three-year contract after West Ham and Sevilla agreed on a transfer fee and financial terms on Sunday.

The 31-year-old Mexican striker was sold for €7.8m (£7m) plus an additional €1m (£900,000) in add-ons. He turned down offers from Russian & Turkish clubs taking a pay cut from his £145,000 per week at West Ham to £75,000 per week to force his move to Spain. He will receive a £500,000 bonus if Sevilla qualifies for the Champions League next season.

He slapped his official transfer request on Thursday saying he was desperate for his family to return to Spanish speaking country. He will forgo the remainder of his signing-on/loyalty bonus and West Ham will save around £6.6m in wages for the remaining ten months of his contract.

Once the contract is signed  West Ham and Sevilla are expected to make a joint statement later today before the Spanish transfer window closes at 11:59 pm local time today.

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  • Paul Lewis says:

    Another classic West Ham move regarding forwards, with Antonio in and out through injuries, ala Andy Carroll, we now sell Hernandez with no possible replacement.
    If Haller gets injured we have no-one yet again. Why do we take these massive risks, year in year out

  • Mike says:

    What’s the status of the young lad in the U23s who was recovering from Bowel problems. When is he due back? Just in case

  • Stuart Tyler says:

    Icardi on loan anyone?

  • Terence Greenaway says:

    we don’t want another Arnie episode so get rid.

  • mooro66uk says:

    Once the man puts in a transfer request and forgoes some of his payments and agrees to halve his wages, you know he desperately wants out. If we refused his request what would be his attitude? He hardly seems interested now, what would he be like then? I think we have done the right thing. Sometimes it’s not just about our requirements. At the end of the season he would walk for nothing, then no doubt there would be fans saying we should have sold him in the summer.

  • Blimey! says:

    Delighted for Chicharito and of course delighted West Ham won’t be paying £6.6mil. in wages/bonus’ for a limited and oft-injured player who clearly didn’t want to be there!

  • Dom says:

    This isn’t a Marko Arnautovic situation, Hernandez has left the right way, he gave up his loyalty bonus but handing in a transfer request, he is leaving for family reasons taking a pay cut to leave. This is a million miles away from the Arnautovic situation. Personally, even if he had been forced to stay, I don’t believe he would have caused a toxic dressing room, but this is the best for all concerned. Of course we’re West Ham so probably Haller and Ajeti will break each others legs tackling in training, but for me, it’s a risk we had to take. Shame we can’t recall Hugill. The fella is doing good things at QPR. At the moment our loans are paying off. The better he does, the more chance we get some dough for him. Grady is doing well at WBA also. A good sign for next season if they keep it up.

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