West Ham have this morning confirmed ClaretandHugh’s story that a £9 million bid was yesterday launched for a striker.
That player is Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez.
Hernandez’s name emerged in the national press this morning and few minutes ago when we asked directly if he was the target we were told by a top insider: “Yes, but there are others should we fail on him.
“Javier has been on our list of possible signings for some time and we believe he would help bring a style of play the manager is looking for.”
That would seem to nail – as we again reported yesterday -any move for Charlie Austin who has been widely linked with us but who style of play is a million miles from Hernadez’s.
The Mexican has scored 37 goals in 102 Manchester United appearances and another seven in 23 for Real Madrid during a season long loan last season before his return to Old Trafford when th Spanish giants failed to make it a permanent deal.