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Will Pellegrini be regretting allowing Javier Hernandez to leave West Ham?

West Ham sold Javier Hernandez to Sevilla on transfer deadline day in the summer, for a fee believed to be worth €8 million (£6.9 million), according to ESPN.

The Mexican endured an underwhelming spell with the Hammers, scoring just 17 goals in 63 appearances in all competitions.

Hernandez’s quality is undeniable, however.

He has begun life in Spain in fine fashion, with three goals in seven appearances for Sevilla.

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And considering the Hammers’ current problems, Manuel Pellegrini might just be regretting his decision to sell the 31-year-old striker.

West Ham are in the midst of a really poor run of form in the Premier League. They are winless in four, and a major contributing factor to their barren run has been Sebastien Haller’s lack of goals.

The Frenchman has been isolated in the final third, and it could be argued that had Chicharito stayed at the London Stadium, he might just have brought the best out of the £45 million hitman.

Javier Hernandez (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Haller’s fine hold-up play would have complimented the Mexico international perfectly.

West Ham have seemed totally toothless over the past month or so. And Pellegrini must be wishing that he had kept Hernandez.

Whilst he never lived up to expectations at the London Stadium, he certainly would have been a better option than Albian Ajeti.

The counter argument to this is that Hernandez would have been out of contract in the summer of 2020.

The Hammers board could have persuaded him to sign a new deal, however. And guaranteed him a key role in the first-team.

What’s done is done though.

It might have seemed like a sensible decision at the time, but will surely be one that Pellegrini now regrets.

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