Javier Hernandez has requested that another club is found for him so he can leave West Ham, according to The Daily Star.
Hernandez has slipped down the pecking order now that Sebastien Haller has signed for the Hammers, which has seen him reportedly want to leave so he can play matches.
The Mexican had been given the number 9 shirt for the season, though it seems as though he could be vacating it pretty quickly.
The man who is often known as Chicharito started 14 Premier League matches last season, coming on as a substitute 11 times.
Considering he only played 1339 minutes, his return of seven goals is certainly a respectable one.
The 2017/18 season saw a decrease in the game time he had compared to his first season in East London, in which he made 16 starts and 12 substitute appearances.
It is likely his number of starts would fall even further with Haller around, as the Hammers will be hoping to get as much out of their record signing as possible, while Manuel Pellegrini also preferred a one-striker system last system (as shown on WhoScored).
It is understandable that the Mexico international wants to get as much game time as possible now that he is 31 years of age. Who knows how many years he has left at the top?
However, if Hernandez is to leave, it is imperative that he is replaced because of West Ham’s current striker situation having let Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez all leave this summer.
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