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West Ham United: Javier Hernandez sold to Sevilla

West Ham United: Javier Hernandez sold to Sevilla

West Ham United have confirmed that Javier Hernandez has been sold to Sevilla for an undisclosed fee.

This comes after Hernandez handed in a transfer request to help force through the move, as reported by The Daily Mail, while there had previously been links with MLS reported by Football Insider.

The striker, who has represented Mexico over 100 times, had been given the number 9 shirt, but it became apparent that he wasn’t going to be the club’s main striker when Sebastien Haller was bought for a club-record fee.

Hernandez signed for West Ham in 2017 and has gone on to make a total of 63 appearances in claret and blue, scoring 17 and assisting four, as per Transfermarkt, despite many of those appearances coming from the bench.

The 31-year-old has already shown how effective he can be this campaign, when he got on the end of a Manuel Lanzini through ball to score the Hammers’ only goal of the game to earn a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion, in what was his only start of the season.

Even then, he has since been shown up by Haller, who went on to score twice in the 3-1 win against Watford, before adding another goal as West Ham beat Norwich City 2-0.

From West Ham’s point of view, it is frustrating that Hernandez is leaving, as he is very good cover to have available, whether he is needed off the bench or in the case of injury.

However, it is understandable that, especially at 31-years-old, the Mexican wants to move to a club where he will be able to get more game time while still playing at a very high level.

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