West Ham have confirmed the deadline day departure of Javier Hernandez. Sevilla have signed Chicharito for an undisclosed fee and handed him a three-year contract. With under a year remaining on his West Ham deal, the board decided to cash in.
While that leaves West Ham with just Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti in the striker department, it means Hernandez will not leave on a free transfer. But could he be followed out the exit door by any other players today?
Reliable West Ham insider EXWHUEmployee has revealed that three Hammers could be leaving on loan today. Here are the players that might be given temporary exits on deadline day.
Accrington Stanley want to sign Ajibola Alese on loan from West Ham, according to EXWHUEmployee. The 18-year-old has trained with West Ham’s first-team but is yet to make his senior debut.
Manuel Pellegrini rates Alese highly and he nearly joined West Brom earlier this summer. Instead, the England U19 starlet will get first-team minutes under his belt in League One if he completes his loan switch to Accrington.
Diminutive winger Dan Kemp is a star performer at U23 level but he could be given a loan spell to aid his development. EXWHUEmployee has revealed that clubs in England and Holland are both aiming to sign the left-footed attacking midfielder.
The 20-year-old has never played a senior game for the Irons and needs to prove himself with first-team football. West Ham are hoping that the England youth international can take his game to the next level with a loan spell.
Last January, Joe Powell went on loan to League Two side Northampton Town and impressed, scoring twice for the Cobblers. Now, he could be on his way to Peterborough United, as per EXWHUEmployee.
Powell is a versatile player who provided two assists during his only senior West Ham outing (against Macclesfield Town in the cup). The 20-year-old signed a one-year contract in the summer and will be eager to impress with Posh to earn a longer deal.