Crystal Palace should go for Javier Hernandez

According to El Gol Digital, Javier Hernandez is looking to force a West Ham exit in January due to his lack of first team opportunities at the London Stadium.

What’s the word?

Hernandez is thought to be frustrated with his lack of game time under Manuel Pellegrini and wants to seek first-team opportunities elsewhere in the upcoming winter transfer window.

Given a rare start last time out, the striker reminded the world of his quality with a well-taken brace against Newcastle United. However, with Marko Arnautovic ahead of him in the Hammers’ pecking order, such chances to lead the line from the off in the Premier League look set to remain few and far between.

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As per the aforementioned report, Real Sociedad and Valencia are interested in bringing the 30-year-old back to La Liga. Before the 105-cap Mexico international can return to Spain though, Crystal Palace ought to offer him the opportunity to continue plying his trade in the English capital.

A golden opportunity

The Eagles are in desperate need of a goalscorer. The club’s £27 million striker, Christian Benteke, has scored just six goals for the club in all competitions since the start of last season.

Roy Hodgson must be desperate to find a goalscorer, as the likes of Alexander Sorloth and Jordan Ayew have failed to pick up the slack during Benteke’s drought.

Hernandez is a goalscorer through and through. The former Manchester United man has already racked up 148 career league goals, as well as 50 for Mexico, and is the kind of poacher capable of thriving off the service that the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend provide at Selhurst Park.

Clearly unsettled at West Ham and with a Transfermarkt valuation of just £10.8 million, January could offer Palace a golden opportunity to land the prolific forward they need.