Talk show host and West Ham United fan James Corden urged Hammers striker Javier Hernandez to stay at the club recently, according to the Daily Mirror.
The newspaper claims that the Late Late Show host came across across the 30-year-old when he was walking through Mayfair in London with his fiancee Sarah Kohan.
The two men are said to have shared a warm embrace, before Corden – a diehard Hammers supporter- pleaded with the Mexican international to remain at the London Stadium.
Claret & Hugh reported in March that the former Manchester United man would be allowed to leave West Ham for £10million this summer.
Corden, as well know, is a huge follower of Manuel Pellegrini’s side. He’s been very vocal about his support for the team over the years, with his Gavin & Stacey character Smithy a famous West Ham follower. However, with the way Hernandez has performed during his time in east London, it’s a bit of a surprise that Corden is so keen for the Mexican to stay with the club. He’s not been a bad player, Hernandez, but he’s hardly pulled up any trees in a claret and blue shirt. Considering the money he’s on and his ever-advancing age, it would probably be a good idea to move him on this summer. However, Corden’s obviously not going to say that to him as he’s strolling past, is he? I’m sure this was a nice moment between the two men and both were presumably very cordial with one another. However, maybe Corden should re-think his stance on the striker.