By Harvey Byrne
Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier Hernandez is set to become West Ham’s highest paid player in the club’s history as he jets in for a medical on Monday, according to Sky.
The popular broadcasters have detailed on their live transfer blog (Monday 11.44am) that the 29-year-old is on his way to London to agree a deal worth a massive £140,000-a-week.
The transfer fee however is not expected to cost as much and it is said that he will cost the club £13million, which seems like small change in the current transfer window.
Hernandez has boasted a fine career which has seen him play for such prestigious clubs as Manchester United and Real Madrid.
He helped the Red Devils lift two Premier League trophies during his last time in England between 2010 and 2015, scoring 59 times in 158 matches in total and West Ham supporters will be hoping he has similar success with their side.
Football Insider verdict:
After usual winger Michail Antonio finished as West Ham’s top scorer in the last campaign with nine Premier League goals it became clear that the club needed to add more firepower to their side this summer. Now, scoring is Hernandez’ speciality and across his career he has been hailed for his ability to pop up with a goal. Sir Alex Ferguson usually used him as a substitute to grab a goal for his United team with the rest of Hernandez’ attributes slightly questionable. However, he will now have to be the main man, like he is for Mexico, where the international goal machine has bagged a fine 48 goals in 96 caps for his senior side.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers have been installed favourites to sign this 56-time international.