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West Ham: Javier Hernandez’s future for both club and country lies away from east London

West Ham: Javier Hernandez’s future for both club and country lies away from east London

There’s no question that in Mexico where football is king, Javier Hernandez is God.

The all-time goalscorer for El Tri is one of the greatest players to ever come from the North American country and has made a lasting impact on European football with successful spells at Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen, but with West Ham, his form has taken a hit.

16 goals in two seasons with the east London side is a poor return for a striker has hit double digits in individual campaigns on five separate occasions in his time in Europe, and with Hernandez not really adapting to life in east London, it is looking increasingly likely the Mexican star will be leaving the Premier League for good this summer.

Leaving West Ham seems like a beneficial move for Hernandez, who during his time with the Hammers has not only seen his form drop but has seen the former Man United striker be dropped from the Mexico starting XI for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, who has been a revelation this season for the newly promoted side.

With World Cup qualification starting soon and Hernandez likely to play in his final competition in 2022, the 30-year-old forward will be hoping to go into that tournament in good form after a season of regular first-team football, and at West Ham, the striker simply doesn’t fit into their long-term plans.

With Manuel Pellegrini looking likely to bring in a new striker this summer, Hernandez should be looking for a new club when the off-season rolls around for the benefit of not only his club career, but also his international reputation.

West Ham fans, has Hernandez been a success at the club? Let us know!

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