Javier Hernandez has been heavily linked with an exit from West Ham this summer.
ESPN reported yesterday that the Mexican could be sold for around £8-12 million.
The 31-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer of 2017, but he has been rather poor for the east London outfit.
Chicharito has racked up just 16 goals in 61 appearances. He has performed well below his true ability for West Ham.
Does the former Manchester United ace have more to give the Hammers, however?
There probably wouldn’t be too many West Ham fans sad to see him leave. Especially if they got decent money for the striker.
Hernandez seems to have hinted that he will be staying at the London Stadium, however.
When speaking to the club’s official website, the Mexico international said:
“It’s great to be back,” he said. “Tuesday’s was an introduction kind of session, to try to move our legs, even though most of us have been working a little bit before we came here.”
He went on to say:
“Last season the objectives, the goals were to try and finish in the top six of the table or top seven so we could get into the European spots.”
“In the end we couldn’t do it and we finished in mid-table, but the objectives are the same, to finish as high as we can, like I said to try and get in the European competition and get used to that. This club is doing everything they can to achieve that.”
Hernandez certainly seems to be invested in the Hammers’ hopes and ambitions for the new Premier League campaign.
And if he can refocus during pre-season, he might just prove to be an important player for West Ham next term. Especially with Marko Arnautovic reportedly heading for the exit door.