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West Ham striker Javier Hernandez pursued by La Liga trio - report
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West Ham striker Javier Hernandez pursued by La Liga trio - report

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is wanted by three Spanish clubs this month, according to reports emerging from Spain.

Marca reports that Sevilla, Real Betis and Valencia are all keen on bringing Hernandez back to La Liga.

Chicharito spent time with Real Madrid after leaving Manchester United, before going on to play for Bayer Leverkusen and now West Ham.

West Ham have used Hernandez more often in recent weeks and have slapped a €20m (around £18m) price tag on his head.

Javier Hernandez at West Ham

Javier Hernandez has scored 13 goals in a West Ham shirt. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Hernandez’s first season at West Ham did not go exactly to plan as he struggled to play the lone striker role deployed by Slaven Bilic and David Moyes.

Nonetheless, the Mexico international bagged eight goals in 28 league games to help keep West Ham up.

This season, Hernandez has scored five goals in 16 games in all competitions.

The 30-year-old enjoyed better fortunes in December, netting three goals and picking up an assist in five games.

Striker situation

Javier Hernandez has enjoyed success when playing alongside another striker. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Given Hernandez’s recent upturn in form, West Ham will probably be reluctant to let him leave this month.

During the season, Lucas Perez, Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll have all struggled with respective injuries.

Chicharito is currently on the sidelines but he has been a useful option in a front two when fit.

Manuel Pellegrini will probably be planning to resist interest from Spain and keep Hernandez at The London Stadium beyond January.