When David Moyes was appointed West Ham’s manager in November, everyone immediately began to fear for Javier Hernandez.
Hernandez endured a miserable time under Moyes when the Scot was the manager of Manchester United and many doubted whether the two could make it work at the London Stadium.
And you only need to examine the amount of action the Mexican has received since Moyes’ appointment to realise that fans were right to be worried for him.
A hamstring injury resulted in Moyes exploring other options and it’s now been reported that West Ham are ready to sell Hernandez, who arrived in the summer from Bayer Leverkusen.
Hernandez won’t be short of suitors and the Telegraph have reported that Jose Mourinho is considering a move for the striker.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffering further problems after his return from a cruciate ligament injury, Man United are in desperate need of back-up for Romelu Lukaku.
And Mourinho, who has admitted that he would not have allowed Hernandez to leave Man United, could be ready to act.
One condition must be met before West Ham sell
West Ham are prepared to listen to options but there is one condition that must be met before they decide to sell.
Per the Telegraph, Hernandez is available providing Man United pay the £17 million it cost West Ham to sign the forward from Leverkusen.
The Hammers want to make their money back, although it remains to be seen whether Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, is ready to sanction that kind of money for a 29-year-old who has no sell-on value and was sold for roughly £7.5m three years ago.
MLS expansion team Los Angeles FC are reportedly interested in Hernandez, and they will have been interested to read what Moyes said about him today.
The West Ham boss heaped praise on the striker, suggesting that their relationship isn’t as bad as it appears.
“Chicharito is a really good player and his finishing ability is as good as there is anywhere,” Moyes said, per Goal.
“He thrives on balls in the box and maybe in a lot of games we’ve not had that service to give him. We’ve got players like Chicharito who need supplying in the box.”
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