West Ham fans are breathing a collective sigh of relief at the latest report on Javier Hernandez, as a source close to the club said the striker is in Manuel Pellegrini’s plans for next season.
According to one popular West Ham insider, Manuel Pellegrini wants Javier Hernandez to have a “key role” at the club next season.
The Hammers have been in dire need of some more firepower up front this season, although the form of Marko Arnautovic has certainly been a silver lining in that regard.
Pellegrini often opts for two up front though, and the thought of Hernandez and Arnautovic working off each other up front is certainly an enticing one.
The Mexican striker barely got a kick under David Moyes, remarkable considering his obvious goalscoring talents.
Hernandez grabbed 17 and 11 league goals in his two seasons in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, and still managed to net eight times this season, despite starting just 16 Premier League games.
Most of the teams in the Premier League would kill for a striker with the Mexican’s instincts and incredible knack of being in the right place at the right time, so it is perhaps no surprise that Pellegrini wants him to stay.
If the veteran manager can fulfil his promise and get the Hammers playing attacking football, then the man who has an incredible 49 international goals in 100 caps will surely have a field day next season.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Absolutely love it @CH14_ you beautiful man
— Andrew Greer (@AndrewGreer5) May 22, 2018
With Pelligrini having an attacking philosophy having Masuaku left wing back, Antonio right wing back, Lanzini in the hole behind Hernandez and Arnautovic (assuming better aren’t bought) could be magical. ⚒
— PDGHammer (@PDGHammer) May 22, 2018
Yeeeeeeee haaaaaaa he deserves it and he will be so much happier than with his old enemy Moyes! I hope he scores over 20 goals and proves Moyes wrong
— The RAW Coach (@TheRAWcoach) May 22, 2018
See what a good manager does! Straight away we keep our best players and they actually want to stay because we want to achieve better things!
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) May 22, 2018
Be interesting to see what team he puts out first game. Could be an exciting season if he gets a few other players in behind the strike force 👌🏻😬
— ⚒Benji O'Leary ⚒ (@Benji_Oleary) May 22, 2018
There is a god 🙌
— The Fry Up Police (@fryuppolice) May 22, 2018
great news. quality player. ⚒
— andy (@abarber485) May 22, 2018
— FY (@FishYy_) May 22, 2018
— Benjamin Haas (@BHaasTSD) May 23, 2018
Common sense prevails at last
— good beer me (@craftbeerninja) May 23, 2018