West Ham United will allow Mexican striker Javier Hernandez to leave the club this transfer window, according to a report.
It is thought that Turkish champions Besiktas are leading the race for the striker’s signature and want to pay £7.5million to get the deal across the line.
The 29-year-old has found his chances limited since arriving at the London Stadium and most of the 21 appearances he has made for the club have been as a substitute.
Hernandez, though, remains committed to the club and is adamant he has not requested a move.
“[The reports] are completely false. I am 100 per cent committed to helping improve the situation we are all experiencing at West Ham. I have not asked to leave West Ham at any time,” said the 29-year-old in The Sun.
Football Insider verdict:
It is hard to believe the plight of this player who is a proven goalscorer. After Hernandez’s form dipped in the latter part of his time with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, he has never really regained it. David Moyes is seemingly happy to accept the right offer for the former Real Madrid forward to put into the search for new acquisitions – but there is a real feeling of waste. The Hammers signed Hernandez for £16million in the summer and despite being used largely as a substitute, he has still managed to notch up four goals and has the potential to get a lot more.
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