West Ham striker Javier Hernandez has plenty of options this summer, according to reliable insider EXWHUEmployee. And he is keen to leave if given the chance before next season.
Valencia were keen on Hernandez in January but had a £7m bid rejected (Sky Sports News). But Valencia have not given up. They still want Chicharito, according to EXWHUEmployee. And The Sun reports that Valencia want the Hammers striker in an £8m deal.
However, the Spanish club – who finished fourth in the league – are not alone in this pursuit. Other La Liga clubs also want to bring the ex-Real Madrid striker back to Spain.
But there are more options on the table for Hernandez. The Mexico international is being offered the chance to return to his home country. Liga MX sides want the former Guadalajara striker back in Mexico.
Alternatively, there are several MLS clubs chasing Hernandez. The veteran striker could spend his final playing days in the United States.
West Ham could sell Hernandez to raise funds to bring in a new striker. Chicharito is a high-earner and only has one year left on his contract so this makes sense.
Javier Hernandez at West Ham
Hernandez joined West Ham two years ago from Bayer Leverkusen. Slaven Bilic handed the ex-Manchester United striker another chance in the Premier League.
His time in East London has been mixed. With 17 goals to his name, he has not quite lived up to expectations. But in bursts, he has shown his potential and ability to be a fox-in-the-box style of striker.
If Hernandez leaves this summer, West Ham will need at least one new striker to replace him. Andy Carroll has also left and Lucas Perez will probably depart. Chicharito’s future will decide which type of striker and how many strikers West Ham sign, according to EXWHUEmployee.