Three reasons West Ham must sign Islam Slimani if they sell Javier Hernandez

According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United are willing to listen to offers for striker Javier Hernandez just six months after former manager Slaven Bilic signed him in a £16m deal from Bayer Leverkusen.

The Mirror says that the Mexico international has failed to settle at the London Stadium playing for a team that has been struggling towards the wrong end of the Premier League table all season, and he has scored just four goals in 20 matches in all competitions for the Irons.

The 29-year-old has been left isolated, failed to win many headers or hold the ball up when he has been asked to play as the lone striker, and he was substituted off early in the east London outfit’s previous two matches against Tottenham Hotspur in the top flight and League One Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.

Teammates Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic have even started in place of the former Manchester United man in recent weeks despite the role being relatively unfamiliar to them, which suggested that there was no future for him under David Moyes.

Meanwhile, the Leicester Mercury reported on Thursday that Leicester City are open to offers for club-record signing Islam Slimani, who like Hernandez has failed to make too much of an impact at his current side following a £30m transfer from Sporting Lisbon in 2016.

Out of favour at the King Power Stadium, the Irons could be making a shrewd move if they bring the Algeria international, who is rated at £19.8m according to Transfermarkt, to the capital before January 31.

Here are three reasons West Ham must sign Slimani if they sell Hernandez this month…