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West Ham reject two bids!

West Ham have rejected two bids for Javier Hernandez, per Football.London!

The Mexico international is wanted by Sevilla, with the Liga club looking to add some firepower to their forward line.

West Ham, the report states, want to receive €8m (£7.2m) before they will sanction a sale.

Chicharito is said to have asked the Irons to consider the bid but, obviously, the injury sustained by Michail Antonio against Newport County has muddied the waters.

Sevilla have thus far made two bids, though neither have reached the required value for West Ham to cash in.

Hernandez has already made two appearances in the Premier League this season, scoring in the 1-1 draw with Brighton.

ClaretandHugh says: West Ham still need depth. 

Yes, we may have signed both Sebastian Haller and Albian Ajeti this summer but, with Antonio injured, it feels as though we would be playing with fire if Hernandez was sold. 

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It is fair enough that he wants to pursue the move – Sevilla are a big club – but to sanction the sale outside of the British transfer window is risky. 

It means there is next to no hope of bringing in a replacement unless a free agent can be found. 

It makes more sense for Hernandez to be told that he can potentially go in January, provided a replacement is signed first, and the interest remains strong. 

Otherwise, the Irons risk leaving themselves short in a vitally important area just as the season gets underway, particularly if either Haller, Ajeti or both pick up injuries.

For the sake of just over £7m, it isn’t worth it. 

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20 comments on “West Ham reject two bids!

  1. Totally agree Hugh.

  2. Oh please let Chicharitho go now. He left West Ham ages ago. And has displayed a dont-care attitude for a long time. Doesn’t bother to run channels strong, dont want to tackle, not interested in stopping build up of play from the centre-backs etc. Currently the highest paid and laziest player at WH. Rather bring in an und23 player, who would welcome such an opportunity with open arms. So sorry how Chicharitho … and Cresswell have lost their passion at WH. Everything of the best to WH owners in this matter.

  3. The more likely thing to happen in January is for him sign an agreement for the summer when he becomes a free agent. Cash in now while there is money to be had.
    We have a similar type of player in Ajeti, then Mesaque Dju & hopefully, a soon to be fit Xande Silva from the U23s as options. Time for a ballsy decision from Pellegrini & the board.

  4. What have we got in the academy? I know of Xande Silva although he’s obviously some way off, but is there anybody else?

    7m may be worth it if that offer comes in, particularly when you add the saving of about 5.5m in wages for the rest of the season. 12.5m in January. I like Hernandez, but 12.5m or nothing, seems worth the risk, also Yarmolenko has played up front so at worst, we’d be taking a 4 month risk.

  5. It may only be £7-8Mil in fee, but it’s £120,000 – £140,000 a week in salary for a player who would prefer to play in Spain. Leaving West Ham with nothing in return on June 2020 and about £5mil. in wages….
    Take the cash !!

  6. i think we should sell him hes not that good he is old and slow and should be behind haller and ajeti at west ham if we get a problem with injury in the striker position we can recall diangana or give holland a try after all we need a younger fitter side that are hungry to win thats my opinion for the side to move forward n the future

  7. Sums Sully and Gold up if they sell him. (more like sully and Brady) they spend 100 million 62 if you count players sold and think to themselves that will keep the fans off our backs but they promised us top 5 in 5 years and champions league…. 12 years later it’s top 10 if we are lucky with injuries etc….a soulless stadium of which I had one season going and just couldn’t face going again… Which I haven’t… Birmingham fans were right.. They are two Bob owners who just keep on lying.. Promise the fans the earth and deliver nothing…
    I love the club with all my heart and still watch every game but until them two Bob mugs f**k off ill never go again…

  8. Kind of agree, obviously if we can get a good sum that will allow us to strengthen left back and a free agent back up striker it may be worth the risk. We do have Yarmo who has played striker at former clubs and if push came to shove we could change tactics and play with a false 9 we certainly have enough midfielders to do that and I think we have an option to recall Huggill hahaha although not sure if we can do that before January. Would agree Dave that probably best to hold onto him until January the price won’t change that much although the player might decide he wants to wait and leave on a free by then…

  9. I disagree, have we not learnt from Arnautovic, let him go, worse case scenario play youth… never keep anyone who wants to leave

    • After the performance today if we can keep Haller and Ajeti fit we can definitely afford to let him go COYI!!!

  10. He should be long gone . Expensive trouble making prima dona. Get rid asap for whatever we can get .

  11. Let him go… he isn’t playing well in our system and if we are down to using him then we are struggling with or without him. Yarmolenko (played up front in early days) and Antonio (when back) are as good cover as they fit better than Chicharito.

    He’s been unsettled for some time not playing regular football but has not kicked off like others.

    Also lets be fair, with his wages in the next few months, its actually more like £12-13 million for a 31yo bench warmer.

  12. Sell him and make do with what we have in the squad or reserves for the 5-10 minutes per every third game we would place Chicharito.

  13. Normally if a player display’s an interest to move on I Would say let him go because there is no point in keeping hold of a player who’s interest value is low .
    But in this case I think we would be shooting ourselves in the proverbial foot .
    We don’t have the strength in depth to let him go , despite his high wages we should definitely strive to keep him .

  14. I don’t quite align the word fire with Hernandez. He is not performing. Hef is not working hard. He wants to go. Sell him when the right offer comes in.

  15. No brainer sell the man he does not want to stay and to be honest he will not play a lot. I would consider signing Llorente on a season long deal as his replacement. He is much better suited to our system of play.

  16. Wish Antonio was fit! He has been great so far this season & most of last. Best RWer imo I prefer Snod in mid 3 & Yarmo still not sure on. Ant’s pace power causes havoc & he can cross when he doesn’t over think it. Him & Hakker work well imo..
    Hate to sell Chicharito like to see him break Cahill’s record, he can score 4 more goals & can’t get cover now. Be glad when they when they awirhd it back bc other leagues aren’t going to close early too huge advantage for them.
    Sevilla w Monchi have bought a lot always dies. Got Dabbuer & now hastn even played but preseason & talk of selling him.
    Would think Chicharito would rather run Contract down know anyway has his first kid & come January he could have his oick of a lot more ckubs & sign precontract w LA Liga Serie A or MLS if wants to be closer to home & would get nice sign on bonus.

  17. I take the money. But would Sevilla be able to pay him enough for him to want to go? And would it need to be done today 31st August?

  18. Get rid is my opinion……cash in while we can!!
    Could always recall hugile who scored another 2 today!!

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