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West Ham would be silly to get rid of Hernandez in January amid alleged Besiktas interest

West Ham would be silly to get rid of Hernandez in January amid alleged Besiktas interest

At West Ham, Marko Arnautovic has established himself as the first-choice No.9 at the club – and deservedly so.

Since being moved up front by former Hammers boss David Moyes, Arnautovic has not looked back, putting in consistent goal-scoring performances and overall solid displays.

As a result, Javier Hernandez has been forced to settle for a bit-part role, which could now see him leave the London Stadium when the transfer window opens in January with Besiktas said to be one club interested in his services.

The Breakdown

According to Fanatik (via Sport Witness), the Turkish outfit are hoping to bring Hernandez in on loan following the departure and expected exit of Alvaro Negredo and Vagner Love respectively.

And given his current predicament, it is a move that Hernandez is likely to consider. West Ham, though, would be wise to reject Besiktas’ advances and keep the £10.8m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Mexican at the club.

While he has had his struggles since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, the 29-year-old did come up with a couple of important goals in the previous campaign and still remains a threat in and around the box.

With Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko also now in the squad, there is more creativity in the team, which will only benefit a forward such as Hernandez.

All in all, considering his ability and experience, the Mexico international is a player worth keeping around, especially if West Ham cannot find a suitable striker to replace him with in January.

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