Naked Chicharito truth no surprise


Chicharito had no need to explain his position but unsurprisingly chose to let us all know that he is looking for a new club and that it will  hopefully be back in Mexico.

As leaks go it wasn’t the biggest in the world because it’s been apparent via his body language almost since his arrival that he and West Ham have had what can best be described perhaps as an “indifferent” relationship.

He chose to make his revelation on on episode one of the You Tube series  Naked Humans which is an odd choice of outlet but so be it I guess – the news is out.

Speaking in English he said aming other things : “I have an agent in Mexico. I need someone to get me stuff in Mexico too but Lauren, Romain is working as a team with us. He is the one more involved.

He is Spanish so has more connections here. He’s searching for a club, if we can move. If not I will stay with West Ham easy, happy. I have one year left, but West Ham and I have decided it would just be easier to go out.”

With Perez gone and Hernandez on the outbound train the pressure is coming on more and more for striker replacements  and a Hernandez departure would make a massive difference on the wage bill where he is earning £130k a week.

Despite arriving as a “marquee” signing in 2017 he immediately lost favour under David Moyes and that Manuel Pellegrini is ready to let him leaves probably speak even louder.

He was expected to make an impression under the new boss but despite 15 league goals over two seasons was caught in a couple of controversial incidents and never became the fans’ favourite some expected.

That he should be ready to reveal his plans so publicly is unlikely to help him should he fail to clinch a fifth move 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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  • D harle says:

    Hugh you’re getting like The Sun picking little holes in things, he’s Mexican and unsurprisingly wants to finish his career in Mexico nothing wrong in that and he stated if not happy to stay at West Ham.

    • Thank you. I was less impressed with him leaking at all. SOme believe I don’t want to pick holes at all 🙂 Tbh, I’m not entirely sure what you are complaining about. Just stray casual thoughts

  • John says:

    He was and will remain part of the Hammer family we wish him well should he leave

  • Dom says:

    Fair enough. It hasn’t worked out for him and I have no bad feelings towards him. It’s understandable he wants to go, the chemistry just hasn’t worked.

  • James says:

    Don’t really see the problem. We know he wants to move on already, and not just that its been well reported that we are looking to sell him . So we can raise money for a replacement.

    Its different if a player we don’t want to sell came out and said this, but we both want to sell. so no issue here for me.

    He also said if he cant find a club he will stay here “happy”.

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