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West Ham closing in on cut-rate deal as fans’ prayers are answered

The West Ham fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern were delighted with the addition of England international Joe Hart this week, after a season of chopping and changing between the posts.

However, while that’s another key problem solved after Hart’s former Manchester City teammate Pablo Zabaleta was brought in to end their right-back woes, there is still one glaring position the resident Hammers are demanding gets improvement, a striker.

The east Londoners have been begging for a big name striker to lead the line for years now and, after the disaster that was Simone Zaza last season, it seems as if their wishes could well be answered this time around.

According to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol, the Hammers are closing in on a deal for former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Chicahritio looks set to make the move from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £13m, undercutting his current transfermarkt valuation by more than £2m, and would face his former employers in his first competitive game for the club when Slaven Bilic takes his side to Old Trafford for the opening day of the Premier League season.

In the 29-year-old, the fans at London Stadium would be getting a proven Premier League goalscorer, having bagged 37 league goals in his time with the Red Devils.

West Ham fans, there aren’t many cons to this deal, are there? Let us know in the comments…

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