West Ham are preparing a big move for Manchester United star Javier Hernandez as Louis van Gaal looks to offload the Mexican striker.
The Brentwood Gazette reported the story that Hernandez was ready to make the move to London as speculation intensifies over the future of the striker, who has been deemed surplus to requirements following Van Gaal's revelation about United's forward line.
Van Gaal decision
Van Gaal wants Wayne Rooney to play as the central striker and Hernandez, who had always been seen as more of a 'super sub', had wanted to force his way into the first-team more regularly.
However, with West Ham looking to replace the injured Enner Valencia as soon as possible, the Hammers have reportedly lined up a bid to take the unhappy hitman away from Old Trafford and may be able to take the striker off Van Gaal's for a costly £17m.
Hernandez for West Ham
Hernandez spent the season at Real Madrid, and, just as he was at United, he was used sparingly, but showed glimpses of his ability as a striker when given the chance, scoring vital goals in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
The Hammers are low on attacking options, however the performances of Mauro Zarate and Diafra Sakho in Sunday's impressive 2-0 victory at Arsenal show the side are showing attacking promise, but the addition of Hernandez would help establish them as a credible Premier League side.
The 27-year-old is still fighting for his career at Old Trafford and would have felt his career may be back on track following an impressive Copa America and the absence of threats from Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.
That being said, Van Gaal has in the past indicated that the player was part of his plans, and it looks more and more likely now that he will be playing in a different Premier League shirt than that of the red of Manchester.
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