David Moyes’ reluctance to select Javier Hernandez from the start has led to suggestions that the forward could leave West Ham United in this summer’s transfer window.
There was a lot of excitement amongst the club’s supporters when Hernandez arrived at the London Stadium from Bayer Leverkusen in last summer’s transfer window.
And the Mexico international, who is valued at £16.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has scored eight Premier League goals during the 2017-18 campaign, which is far from a disastrous record.
It was the 29-year-old’s super strike that earned West Ham a point at Chelsea last weekend, and Hernandez has proven over his career that he is capable of scoring goals.
Speculation linking the forward with a move away from West Ham is refusing to go away, however, and it would be fair to say that the club’s supporters are desperate for the former Manchester United attacker to remain in London.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the fans can be seen below:
Thoughts on potentially selling Hernandez in the summer?
— Hammers Chat (@hammers_chat) April 12, 2018
I want to keep him… Naturally a goal scorer!
— Tony Adams (@tadams1967) April 12, 2018
Would be sad to see him go have been crying out for a player like that and not convinced we could get better
— vin duggal (@vindwh) April 13, 2018
Keep him. Chica, Arnie and Lanzini as front 3 should be devastating.
— Jammin ⚒ (@benfitch) April 13, 2018
Absolutely ridiculous. Another reason I want moyes gone
— Darren Duchovny (@Hyper647580) April 13, 2018
I would be furious. We finally get a great scorer and he leaves because of Moyes' system. Chicharito and Arnie make a great combo.
— Chaz Braxton Cole ⚒ (@Chaz_B_Cole) April 13, 2018
Got to persuade him to stay – mental to let that sort of goal scorer just walk away ⚒
— Andrew Wallis (@linkylionel) April 12, 2018
We’ve been lacking a natural goal scorer for years. Then we get one, don’t play him and he will leave. Joke
— Andy Munson (@accaandy) April 12, 2018
Mad to let him go. What is wrong with this club?
— Gavin (@uptonspark17) April 12, 2018