Saturday’s brace against Newcastle United could be a turning point in the season of Javier Hernandez and might force him to stay at West Ham United until at least the end of the season.
The former Manchester United star has been linked with a move away from the London Stadium after failing to be a regular starter in Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team so far this campaign.
According to El Gol Digital, as reported by Talk Sport, did the 30-year-old indicate that he is fed up with life at the Hammers and that he wants to leave the club as soon as possible. This means he could be looking for a new club as soon as next month when the January transfer market opens.
But having struggled to show his worth under Pellegrini this season, Saturday’s performance might make him reconsider this notion and help West Ham continue their surge up the Premier League until the end of the season.
His composed finishes at St James’s Park on Saturday proved just why a club like West Ham spent money on him and that he is still more than capable of being a star in this current team.
Given his experience, West Ham can’t really afford to lose him midway through the season and if he is going to find the back of the net like he did against the Magpies, then they certainly should convince him to stay put for the rest of the season, if not longer.
If Pellegrini can start to get the best out of him on a more consistent basis then the East London club will improve their chances significantly of breaking into the top ten soon.
So far this season, the club has been too reliant on the likes of Marco Arnautovic and even Felipe Anderson to steer them to victories, but having Hernandez as another option could make the attack just more threatening.