Inconsistency has been a real problem for West Ham United this season, with the striking department failing to weigh in with a significant contribution for Manuel Pellegrini’s side as they look to finish in seventh position in the Premier League.
And, it appears one man could be sold in the summer after struggling to repay the faith shown in him.
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According to a report by Claret and Hugh, West Ham are prepared to offload Javier Hernandez and could accept any offers in the region of £8million-£10million.
It is also said that there has been a massive disappointment over Chicharito’s form and his behaviour over recent weeks, with his hand-balled goals and his diving antics creating a concern.
It does not really come as a surprise to see that West Ham will allow Hernandez to leave in the summer, as he has not had the best of times during his spell with the London Stadium outfit.
Having scored just once in his last nine matches – totalling six goals in his 24 appearances – the Mexico international’s form has been far from what many at the Irons would have expected from a player thought to be on rather large wages.
A figure of just £8m-£10m could see a number of clubs consider taking a risk on the forward, with Valencia having been heavily linked with a move for the 30-year-old in the January transfer window and were believed to have ‘agreed to terms’ about a deal (The Mirror).
Admittedly, Hernandez is not the only problem that the Premier League outfit currently have in their attacking department, however, he might be a little easier to offload compared to others on the club’s wage bill.
With the money the Hammers could raise from a potential sale, Pellegrini could upgrade his attacking options and turn West Ham into the club that many at the London Stadium would have hoped they would be this season next year.
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