Sevilla look set to make a modest £500,000 profit on Javier Hernandez just four months after signing him from West Ham United.
West Ham’s decision to sell Javier Hernandez to Sevilla on deadline day raised eyebrows.
Not because the Mexican had been a star performer for the Hammers. The truth is he struggled to ever truly establish himself in East London.
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More because in doing so the Hammers had shipped out all five of last season’s strikers leaving record buy Sebastien Haller as their only proven goalscorer.
It also left them with little option than to play the Frenchman as a lone striker, a role in which he has really struggled.
There was some surprise when Chicharito was allowed to leave for £6.5million (Daily Mail) given Haller seemed the perfect foil to finally get the best out of Mexican.
And it had appeared West Ham made the right decision.
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Hernandez has endured an all too familiar struggle in Spain.
He has played just 15 games and scored only three goals in Spain.
And the 31-year-old looks set to be offloaded already. Sevilla have reportedly agreed a £7million deal to sell Hernandez to MLS side LA Galaxy (Sky Sports).
West Ham won’t be losing too much sleep over the tidy little profit on their former player.
After all he was collecting £145,000 per week in wages at West Ham. That’s over £2.3million saved in salary since they sold him to Sevilla.
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That will cut little ice with supporters, though, who have watched the team plummet into a third relegation battle in four seasons at their new London Stadium home.
West Ham trimmed over £700,000 off their weekly wage bill in the summer by offloading 11 players.
So they could have comfortably accommodated Hernandez’s wages until now.
He may well have complemented Haller perfectly and West Ham’s bright start to the season might have been sustained.
But we will never find out as Hernandez closes on a move which will see him replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy.