West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has turned his phone off despite the club attempting to sell him this summer, according to Football London.
The outlet claims that the Mexican international has removed himself from the exit talk while he’s on holiday, but that the Hammers are looking to offload him.
The east London outfit want to bring their skyrocketing wage bill under control, with Hernandez therefore vulnerable with his £140,000-per-week contract.
If Manuel Pellegrini’s side receive a suitable offer for the 31-year-old this summer then he will certainly be offloaded, but at the moment he is seemingly incommunicado.
The Hammers are absolutely right to try and move Hernandez on this summer. His time at the club simply hasn’t gone as well as anyone hoped and, given that he is now 31 years of age, it’s probably time for West Ham to sell him and see if they can get a decent amount back for him. Obviously his wages will be a problem in so much as not too many teams will likely want to take them on, but it’s worth an attempt to try and get him off their books. However, Hernandez clearly isn’t too worried about his future at the moment. The Mexican is relaxing on holiday and has even turned his phone off so that no one can get in contact with him. He’s clearly not too bothered about what’s going on with him this summer, and as far as he’ll be concerned he is a West Ham player and is being paid very well to represent Pellegrini’s side. Hopefully, though, the club can move him on this summer because he’s probably past his best now.