Javier Hernandez has admitted that he could leave West Ham in either January or the summer.
The striker has played just eight times in the Premier League this season, scoring once, in a 4-2 win over Burnley.
He has scored 10 goals in 43 appearances in total for the Hammers, and has now revealed that, though he is happy to stay at the Irons, he may well leave the club.
He told Marca: “I want to play, to participate as much as possible and I have the ability to win a place but I need to respect the decisions being taken and for that reason I am not closing the door on moving this winter.
“There is an exit door and another in the summer. I am happy here but I want to play more.
“I am not ruling it out [leaving] but at the same time it needs to be for a top club and that is the case now or in the summer.”
Hernandez has played in England, for both the Irons and Manchester United, Spain, with Real Madrid, and Germany, at Bayer Leverkusen, and he is unsure as to where his future will lie if he does depart the club.
He added: “I don’t know, I have been happy in the three, I am looking for the best for me whichever league it is in.”
ClaretandHugh says: We have of course been here before with Chicharito. He has mentioned a possible departure on other occasions but there’s a problem. First the club are unlikely to get more than half of what they paid for him and he is unlikely to get anything approaching the £130k a week he is reported to be earning. The sad aspect is that he needs to mention it as regularly as he has whilst claiming that he he needs to play more. The reality here is that he has failed to impress under previous managers and now this one. Maybe the question he needs to address is why that should be the case. There are signs that he may be finding some form but he is, they say, “caught on the horns of a dilemma – whether club will take a much reduced for him and whether he is prepared to take a similar sort of cut in salary. We don’t see him moving.