According to reports from The Telegraph, West Ham want to bring former Manchester United star Javier Hernandez back to the Premier League this summer in a bid to solve the club’s striker problems.
The 96-cap Mexico international spent five seasons on the books at Old Trafford, one of which was served out on loan at Real Madrid, but never managed to shake off his ‘supersub’ tag despite reaching double figures in the Premier League for three consecutive campaigns.
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But a move to Bayer Leverkusen has shown what the 29-year-old is capable of when given a run in the starting XI, establishing himself as their main goal threat with 39 strikes over the last two seasons.
Yet, only eleven of those came in the Bundesliga last term, and Hernandez – who is believed to have a £13million release clause in his contract – is by no means the only striker on West Ham’s radar; The Telegraph claim they’re also in the hunt for Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi and perhaps more appealingly, Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.
Despite being forced to feature predominantly from the bench, Giroud – who is valued by Transfermarkt at £18.7million – actually out-scored Hernandez in terms of league goals last season. Likewise, measuring in at 6 foot 4, the France international is a very different kind of striker to Chicharito – a target man compared to an out-and-out poacher.
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