West Ham striker delivers verdict on future after January transfer speculation
West Ham striker Javier Hernandez has said that he is “100%” focused on helping the Hammers bid for survival after defeat at the weekend saw them drop back towards the relegation zone.
The Hammers website claims that the Mexican forward is prepared to give his all for the club following a January transfer window where there were suggestions the former Manchester United player would leave.
Hernadez only moved to the London stadium last summer after a £16million move from Bayer Leverkusen and has been used sparingly by manager David Moyes.
So much so, that it was thought the player, who is known as ‘Little Pea,’ would seek a move in January and was in fact linked with a switch to Besiktas after his agent fuelled talk of a transfer.
However, in light of a number of injuries to key players, including Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic coupled with the transfers of Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho away from the club, the 29-year-old has been Moyes’ go-to-guy.
The Hammers are now without a win in the Premier League since the start of January when they beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at home.
It’s a run of games which has meant the Hammers are now looking down the table, not up, but Hernandez has insisted that he will give his all for the cause.
“I always try to be a professional and now my head is here 100 per cent,” Hernandez told the official club website.
“I will dedicate myself 100 per cent to this team as I had done in all the clubs I have been in, to save us from relegation, which is the goal that we all have, from the coach, the players, all the staff who work at the club, and then also the fans – we will do everything possible to do it.”
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