West Ham have confirmed the permanent sale of Javier Hernandez to Sevilla. Chicharito leaves West Ham to join Spanish club Sevilla on a three-year deal. He spent two seasons with West Ham but has now left the club on a permanent deal.
The Mexico international joined West Ham in 2017 after leaving Bayer Leverkusen. During his time at West Ham, Hernandez scored 17 goals. He netted eight times in his first season and then scored eight again in his second season.
Chicharito signed off with a goal in his last ever outing for the Irons, scoring in the 1-1 draw with Brighton. But he has now returned to Spain, where he previously represented Real Madrid.
The 31-year-old’s three-year deal at West Ham was expiring next summer. When Sevilla submitted an offer just before deadline day, West Ham’s board thought it was too good to turn down. His hefty wages are off the books and the club have received a transfer fee for the striker.
But opinion has been mixed in reaction to Chicharito’s departure. Here are some of the best tweets.
Not sure how I feel about this one. Could finish that’s for sure maybe not suited to the modern day 1 up top system but a great professional none the less unlike some other recent departures from us.
All the best Chicha ⚒
— ross wilson (@rossco_9) September 2, 2019
Bad timing. Needed a replacement we are spread thin up top now with only Haller & Ajeti
— Jack M (@JackMaji) September 2, 2019
Thank God. Around 130k off the wage bill, £7M for a player in his last year of contract, great business. He was always a professional, but he never really connected with fans and he thought he’s a better player than he really is
— Haris Džananović (@dznnvc) September 2, 2019
On the whole I’m indifferent to him leaving. I’m irrationally annoyed that they gave him the nr 9 shirt at start of season tho. 🤷♂️
— Steven Rudd (@srudd1979) September 2, 2019
all these comments about what if haller gets injured, hernandez isn’t the answer anyway, never has been & never will be.
— David bough (@futurestrader05) September 2, 2019
good luck fella. Always tried his best and never moaned. Left the club professionally unlike the Austrian boa-constrictor.
— Matt Ware (@Matthew_Ware_II) September 2, 2019