West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has certainly made improvements to his squad already in the shape of three new signings, but there are also a number of talented individuals already at the London Stadium to factor in.
A number of the star players didn’t quite hit the heights in the 2017/18 campaign, but Pellegrini can be the man to get the best out of some of those flops.
One man who was well below par is centre-forward Javier Hernandez, despite the fact he managed eight goals across all competitions last season.
The 5ft 7 in (source: Transfermarkt) pocket-sized attacker failed to really cement his spot in the starting XI for a sustained spell and didn’t look himself.
However, the 30-year-old has reminded people of his talents by playing a key role so far in Mexico’s World Cup progress.
The clinical finisher has managed one goal and one assist to help his nation quality to the knockout rounds, while his overall play has helped Mexico look one of the strongest teams in the tournament so far.
West Ham have a serious player on their hands that is capable of scoring 15-plus goals next year if he gets the right service and clicks with his midfield teammates.
Hernandez can complete a turnaround in the 18/19 season from being a player in and out of the starting XI, to someone that is first name on the team sheet and firing them towards the European spots if West Ham play to his strengths.
In other West Ham transfer news, they are lining up a move for a Manchester United defender.