According to a source close to the club, West Ham are still looking to sell Javier Hernandez this summer, so should Newcastle be at the front of the queue?
Reports suggest Javier Hernandez will still leave West Ham this summer, despite the departure of David Moyes.
The Mexican striker was at odds with the Scotsman, but sources close the club suggest the 29 year-old will leave the club regardless of who the new manager is.
Newcastle are of course on the hunt for a striker this summer, so could the crafty Chicharito be their man?
The two fan bases are of course locking horns this week over the Hammers’ interest in Rafael Benitez, so West Ham fans might not be too happy about selling to the Magpies.
Still, Benitez is certainly after a new number nine this summer, and he’s unlikely to find one with more Premier League goalscoring experience than Hernandez.
Hernandez was a huge hit at Old Trafford, but hasn’t found the same success in his second stint in England with West Ham. Despite only starting 16 league games this season though, he has still managed eight goals.
The interest in the likes of Islam Slimani shows Benitez is probably looking for a target man, but if Chicharito is on the move he should absolutely be willing to take a gamble on the Mexican international, who has an incredible 49 goals in 100 caps for his country.
So, Newcastle fans, would you back a summer swoop for the unwanted Hernandez? Let us know by voting in the poll below…