West Ham United striker search turns to Hernandez

Javier Hernandez, the former Manchester United star, is the latest striker to be linked with a summer transfer to West Ham United.

It is no secret that Slaven Bilic wants to sign at least one striker ahead of the new season, and a number of names are thought to be in the frame for a move to the Olympic Stadium. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is perhaps the most frequently linked as he considers leaving the Emirates Stadium, and Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi are also said to be targets.

And the Hammers search for a new goal-getter has also taken in the Bundesliga, where Anthony Modeste, who flopped at Blackburn Rovers in 2012, has found his golden touch at Koln. And a more familiar face to be linked with the capital club is Hernandez, who scored 59 goals in 157 matches in all competitions during his previous spell in England, at Old Trafford, from 2010 to 2016.

The 29-year-old, who is Mexico’s all-time record goalscorer with 48 goals, has spent the past two years at Bayer Leverkusen for whom he has scored 59 goals in 76 appearances. According to Sky Sports West Ham have already held discussions about adding Hernandez to their squad, and they could make their move by agreeing to pay the modest release clause of £13million in his contract.

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