West Ham target Memphis Depay would get the best out of Javier Hernandez

According to reliable club insider @ExWHUemployee on Episode 94 of The West Ham Way radio show, West Ham United are lining up a summer move for Lyon attacker Memphis Depay.

What’s the word, then?

Memphis Depay finds the net for Lyon

Well, @ExWHUemployee said on the radio show that the Irons want to bring the former Manchester United flop back to England, and the Dutchman is believed to want a return to the Premier League to prove himself.

With a deal for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson proving problematic, Manuel Pellegrini could choose to switch his attentions elsewhere, and a move for Depay would certainly be exciting given his record for the Ligue 1 outfit last term.

The 24-year-old scored 22 goals and provided a further 17 assists in 51 appearances in all competitions, to help his side finish as runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain in the French top flight.

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Would he be a good signing for West Ham?

Even though he only scored seven goals and provided a further six assists in 53 outings in total for the Red Devils, his record last time out shows that he has clearly improved and matured since his time at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal.

Meanwhile, another former Red Devil in Hernandez struggled in his debut campaign at the London Stadium and often found himself behind Marko Arnautovic in the pecking order, and much of that may have been down to the lack of a wide player that can get the ball into the penalty area where the Mexican is.

However, Depay showed last time with his 17 assists that he can put quality deliveries into the box, and knowing how good Hernandez’s movement is he could get on the end of them and become a regular starter under Pellegrini to finally ignite his Hammers career.