Javier Hernandez left West Ham for Sevilla yesterday for around £7.2 million (The Sun). And the Mexican posted a farewell message to Hammers fans on Twitter.
The 31-year-old joined the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2017, for a fee believed to be worth £16 million (The Telegraph).
The former Manchester United man failed to live up to expectations at the London Stadium, however. He racked up just 17 goals in 63 appearances for West Ham.
Chicharito was the Hammers’ highest earner (£145,000 per week), so getting his salary off the books, as well as receiving £7.2 million for his services must be considered as good business from the east London outfit.
And there probably won’t be too many West Ham fans who are sad to see Hernandez leave.
The South American took to Twitter, and offered a message of thanks for everyone involved with West Ham:
Thank you @Westham for granting me the opportunity to be my home during these past two years. I leave with the best memories and I wanted to express my total gratefulness to the club, managers, teammates and the fans.
— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) September 2, 2019
Manuel Pellegrini will now be praying that Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti remain fit for the rest of the season. Or at least up until January.
Selling Hernandez could be considered as a risk, but in truth, the money really was too good to turn down for West Ham, considering his contract expires next summer.