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West Ham United: MLS clubs plan January swoop for Javier Hernandez

West Ham United: MLS clubs plan January swoop for Javier Hernandez

Three unnamed MLS clubs are looking to sign West Ham striker Javier Hernandez during the January transfer window, according to Football Insider.

They are hoping to get him for a cut-price fee of £4m, due to the fact his contract will come to an end in the summer of 2020.

It seems unlikely there will be a contract renewal at West Ham for the Mexico international, as he is reportedly on £140,000-per-week.

Hernandez is not seen as the main striker at West Ham, as he was confined to 14 Premier League starts and 11 substitute appearances last season, as per WhoScored, with Marko Arnautovic the taking most of the minutes while available.

Despite the 31-year-old scoring seven goals during his limited time, the Hammers went out and spent their record transfer fee on Sebastien Haller to be the club’s star striker.

Hernandez has still shown he can chip in with goals though, scoring during his first start of the season, getting the Hammers’ only goal to earn a draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.

While he is not the Hammers’ main striker, Hernandez is still a very useful asset for the club to have around who can pop up with some important goals.

Even if it means they don’t get a fee for him, West Ham should not let the Mexican leave in January, as he could potentially make the difference between picking up and losing points throughout the season.

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