According to a report from ESPN, West Ham are looking to sell Javier Hernandez for up to £12 million this summer.

And if the Hammers manage to get that kind of fee, it would be a minor miracle.

The Mexico international joined West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2017 for around £16 million (BBC).

The 31-year-old has been a real disappointment at the London Stadium, however.

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Javier Hernandez (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Chicharito has bagged just 16 goals in 61 games for the Hammers, and he is a shadow of the player he once was.

Manuel Pellegrini seems to be intent on buying a new striker this summer, and selling Hernandez before any incomings would be a wise move.

 

West Ham have been linked with Maxi Gomez and Salomon Rondon to name just two, and either of them would be an improvement on the ageing Mexican.

The east london outfit are clearly a club on the rise. There should be no space for players like Hernandez anymore.

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Javier Hernandez (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

That seems a little harsh on the Mexico international, but there is no time for sentiment in football.

West Ham could, and should, do a lot better than Chicharito. He has been a wonderful player throughout the years, but his stock is at an all-time low.

And if Pellegrini manages to get £12 million for his services, the Hammers will be laughing all the way to the bank.

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