West Ham news: Hammers hitman Hernandez set for summer exit

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5th May, 2018 | 4:21pm

Report: Top-flight side green-light transfer of West Ham international hitman

Mexican side Chivas are looking to lure West Ham striker Javier Hernandez to the club on a six-month loan deal this summer, according to a report.

ESPN state that the Hammers striker, who has been struggling to hold down a place for himself in the first-team since his £16million move from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, is wanted by Chivas to be part of the side ahead of their participation in the World Club Cup in December.

Club owner Jorge Vergara isreported to have already sanctioned the move to go ahead.

The 29-year-old is under contract at the London Stadium until 2020 and has been unhappy with his lack of game-time since arriving in the capital from Leverkusen.

Football Insider verdict:

For whatever reason, David Moyes and prior to his appointment, Slaven Bilic, have shown no faith in the player that was free-scoring in the Bundesliga despite the fact he cost the club £16million. When the Mexican international has featured and been given a prominent role in the side, he has shown what he is capable of and has scored a number of important goals for the club this season as they attempt to stave off relegation from the top-flight. Eight goals in 28 appearances for the Hammers is a healthy return given that in those appearances he rarely gets a full 90 minutes of action. The Irons have a goalscorer on their hands in the form of the 29-year-old and they should not release the striker at the first time of asking. Under a new manager, you suspect that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid hitman could show what he can do.

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