Everton should move for Javier Hernandez in January

Javier Hernandez could reportedly leave West Ham United in January, and Everton should attempt to bring the striker to Goodison Park.

What’s the word, then?

Hernandez has only scored once in eight Premier League appearances for the Hammers this season, and has been handed just two starts in the top flight.

Marko Arnautovic is very much the club’s number one forward, and that has left Hernandez – recently back from illness – to mainly come off the bench.

That said, the centre-forward did not even play a part in the team’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League last time out.

Overall, Hernandez’s record at West Ham is 10 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, which is not bad at all when considering all of the circumstances.

It might well be that the forward, who has 46 Premier League goals to his name, leaves the London Stadium in January, and Everton should make an attempt to sign him.

Why should Everton make a move?

Hernandez has proved throughout his career that he is a goalscorer, managing 59 in 158 games for Manchester United, and 39 in 76 matches for Bayer Leverkusen.

The 30-year-old also netted nine times in 33 games for Real Madrid, but his time at West Ham has not been positive for a number of reasons.

Everton are in desperate need of a new striker when considering that head coach Marco Silva does not really fancy either Cenk Tosun or Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Richarlison will again play through the middle against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, but the Merseyside giants need another body in attack.

And signing Hernandez during the January transfer window would be a stroke of genius by Silva, who will feel that he could get the best out of the forward.