Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez could be on his way out of Old Trafford after West Ham are reportedly eyeing a move for the out of favour striker. ‘Chicharito’ as he is fondly called spent last season on loan at La Liga giants Real Madrid, and scored some important goals in his 33 appearances.
The Hammers had a bid of £8.5 million rejected by Manchester United and are understood to be ready to launch a new bid of £12 million for the 27 year old as they see him as a viable replacement for injured striker Enner Valencia.
However, the Hammers will have to compete with Tottenham for the signature of the Mexican as Spurs boss is also keen on the 27 year old. Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be interested in Javier Hernandez so as to be able to ease the burden on Harry Kane. However it remains to be seen if Javier Hernandez will be sold by United with United boss Louis Van Gaal dropping hints that the Mexican still has a large role to play in the club.
The Dutch boss said ‘We have Rooney, he can play in strikers’ position, and all media had written he should play there so I listen and now you put this question so don’t know what you want.’ Also Chicharito and maybe Wilson and maybe there comes a surprise. ‘It’s a process. I’m not worried about that position.”
If Javier Hernandez stays at Manchester United, the Mexican is expected to play second fiddle to Wayne Rooney and might have to strongly compete with James Wilson for rare starting opportunities.