So, a striker crisis looms at large for West Ham United in the summer.
After watching multiple men up front fail to deliver this season, the Hammers are ready to ruthlessly see out the mediocrity plaguing their attack. Indeed, some players might be sacrificed for an overhaul, with Javier Hernandez spearheading the departure’s list.
The Mexican’s done little to justify his stay in London, scoring very sporadically and being a frustrating figure in attack. According to reports from the Daily Star (via HITC), Manuel Pellegrini is ready to let him go for £8 million in the summer. While that is quite a low figure for such an experienced candidate, there aren’t really many takers for a striker well past his best.
The Hammers are looking to bolster their attack with some clinical goal-scorers and would use Hernandez’s sales finances to boost their chase for others. Pellegrini could use up the financial gap left by Chicharito’s departure to use as leverage for convincing an emphatic striker to come onboard with the Hammers.
For the Mexican, the future looks bleak. He might interest some Bundesliga clubs after his impressive work with Bayer Leverkusen, but age really isn’t on his side. Despite having netted 7 times in the league this season, Chicharito’s erratic work up front and diminishing hunger are worrying signs.
On a reported £140kp/w in East London, few tears will be cried in claret and blue if the former Manchester United ace was to depart. For Pellegrini, it must be just the start of an attacking overhaul at the London Stadium.
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