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Austin FC interested in Hernandez

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New franchise are ready to take Javier Hernandez off West Ham United’s hands, according to the Evening Standard.

The newspaper claims that the Texas-based team are interested in the Mexican international and his £140,000-per-week wages. However, they do not enter the until the 2021 season.

Ultimately the 31-year-old would prefer to remain in Europe, preferably Spain, where he spent a single season on at Real Madrid in 2014-15.

Hernandez is looking to leave the Hammers this summer having failed to settle in east since his move from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen two years ago.

OPINION

This is an interesting one, isn’t it? There are a few different things to look at here. Firstly, Hernandez is attempting to leave West Ham this summer, that’s written in black and white in the Standard’s report. However, that’s probably something that works for the Hammers, who have embarked on a concerted effort to whittle down their wage bill this summer. The Mexican is clearly on huge money and has produced precious little for it, so it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if he was moved on as soon as possible. Austin FC, though, clearly wouldn’t be able to sign him right away. If Hernandez is going to move to Texas then he’ll need to wait another year before he does so. However, if he is to stay in Europe, as he prefers, then he’ll surely have a fair few options. have long been mooted as a potential destination for the former  man, but who knows where he’ll end up.

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