Update on Javier Hernandez reveals messy West Ham striker situation

West Ham United’s pursuit of their striker targets may be linked to the future of Javier Hernandez, per Ex-West Ham United Employee.

What’s the word?

Hernandez has been placed on the transfer list by the club this summer and the report claims that a number of suitors have come forward to enquire about his availability.

Valencia, who Football FanCast understands were eyeing the former Manchester United forward in January, have again expressed an interest.

Ex-West Ham employee also claims that there are Mexican and American clubs monitoring the 31-year-old.

His current contract runs until 2020 and his future is said to be intrinsically linked with the club’s transfer strategy.

The Irons are monitoring Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and have also made checks on West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon, who spent the 2018-19 season on loan with Newcastle United.

It remains to be seen if either will be secured if Hernandez does not depart the club, however.

A mess of a transfer strategy

The chickens are coming home to roost for West Ham.

Their strategy of recruiting experienced strikers who are, for all intents and purposes, over the hill, has simply not worked.

Andy Carroll has already been slated for release, while both Lucas Perez and Chicharito are being pushed out of the door this summer.

That leaves just Marko Arnautovic, the Austria international striker who requested to leave in the January transfer window.

It is something of a joke, really, as the Irons’ scattergun approach to picking quantity rather than quality has well and truly come back to bite them.

The Hammers simply can’t afford any similar mistakes this summer.