West Ham reject £7m bid for Javier Hernandez

According to Sky Sports, West Ham United have rejected a £7m bid from Valencia for Javier Hernandez.

What’s the story?

To be fair, Hernandez being linked with a move away from West Ham is not exactly fresh news.

The 30-year-old has scored five times for the Hammers this season, but largely struggled to settle since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2017.

Hernandez’s contract with West Ham will expire at the end of next season and it does seem likely that the Mexican will leave sooner or later.

According to Sky Sports, Valencia had hoped to tempt West Ham with an offer of £7m, but the bid was rejected by the Premier League club.

Why must West Ham keep Hernandez?

There were fears that Marko Arnautovic had suffered a potentially long-term injury during Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league.

However, scans have revealed that the Austrian only suffered bruising to his foot and should therefore not be on the sidelines for too long.

Lucas Perez looks to be heading for Real Betis, however, while the much-anticipated arrival of Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez might have to wait until the summer.

Add in the fact that Andy Carroll is really struggling in the final third and there is a situation where West Ham probably cannot afford to lose Hernandez at this juncture.

West Ham need numbers in the final third at the moment and are right to have rejected Valencia’s £7m offer, which was not really enough to be tempting.

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