Agent delivers statement on future of West Ham striker amid injury woes
The agent of West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has admitted that his client is considering a move away from the east end of London.
Speaking on Monday’s edition of Agenda FOX Sports, the player’s representative Eduardo Hernandez, revealed that he had been instructed by Chicharito, who has struggled to become a first team regular since his £16m move to the capital in the summer, to find a club where he could get the most game time.
“There are a number of clubs interested in his services, he’s a player everyone knows and is incredibly professional,” the agent told Agenda FOX Sports.
“Our primary focus is a club in which [Chicharito] can play the most games possible.
“Javier has asked personally for it. He’s commented, stated and demanded that we look for a club that really needs a player with his characteristics because what he wants is to play and play and play.”
However, Hernandez may now be needed in east London after injuries to Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic mean that David Moyes’ options going forward are at the bare bones.
It had previously been thought that the Irons would be willing to allow the striker to leave the club at a loss to Turkish side Besiktas, despite the striker being committed to the club.
Football Insider verdict:
With all the injuries to key players, it would be unthinkable were Moyes to let Chicharito go. The Mexican forward bagged the equalising goal against Bournemouth in the Premier League at the weekend and showed the manager what he is capable of, given the chance. Now that Lanzini, Carroll and Arnautovic are all injured, Hernandez will have the opportunity to grab the minutes he clearly wants and add to the five goals he already has to his name in a West Ham shirt. The 29-year-old will remain in London, at least for this transfer window, and beyond that will depend on the level he produces now that the goalscoring responsibility lies largely on his shoulders.
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