Chicharito completes West Ham move from Bayer Leverkusen

Erica Murray
July 28, 2017

Top of that list is the signing of Javier Hernandez, who they somehow signed for a reasonable fee this summer.

"I would have made him stick it out for six months but the manager said he was upsetting the club".

He has always been a great shot-stopper and he remains England's No1 for a reason. However, he certainly left his mark in the Premier League with his 37 goals ranking him with the fifth best goals per minute ratio in the Premier League to date. I like his spirit so I hope that he does.

His most recent stint at Bayer Leverkusen proved fruitful, returning 39 goals in his 76 appearances and showing his dominance in front of goal. The Premier League challenges you and that is why I am here - I want to improve.

The Mexico striker is a match-winner and, at that price, Hernandez looks a steal.

For West Ham, this shows their intentions to not only survive in the Premier League, but to excel and develop into a club that is pushing for European football.

The Hammers are known for their desire to get the ball into the box, and having Carroll with Hernandez would see the target man knock the ball down to the Mexico worldwide.

At 28, though, it is time for him to step up.

The Frenchman joined from Marseille but controversially forced a move back to the French club last summer for £25m, after just one full season in East London. I am not sure that it was his decision or the manager's decision. "I'd love to be permanent at a club, but that's not the case, I'll have to go out on loan again which isn't hard for me because I give 100 percent wherever I am", Hart said.

It's a clear change of tack from West Ham after last year's woeful work in the transfer market, where the likes of loan signings Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza flopped.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Mourinho was asked whether he had given any thought to entering the race for Hernandez's signature and he explained why he didn't even consider it.

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