West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has told his representatives to secure him a move away from the London Stadium this summer, according to the Daily Star.
The newspaper claims that the 2017 summer signing is looking to seal a Hammers exit because he isn’t guaranteed a starting spot next season.
Sebastien Haller’s club record signing from Eintracht Frankfurt last week will undoubtedly affect the Mexican international’s game time.
And the 31-year-old is keen to explore fresh career options as a result.
It doesn’t really seem like Hernandez has the stomach for the fight for game time in the new campaign, despite everything he has achieved in his career. The former Manchester United man is an established international striker who is one of the Hammers’ top earners, yet he’s asked for his departure because he’s got a little competition for game time. It’s strange, though, because it’s not like he was an automatic selection last term. When Marko Arnautovic was fit and fully firing, Hernandez wasn’t really getting near the starting line up. So with just him and Haller as senior frontmen at the club, is his game time going to be reduced so dramatically that he needs to leave east London? Either way, it seems that Hernandez has made his decision and has told his people to secure him a move away from the London Stadium. That would really leave manager Manuel Pellegrini in a bind, because he’s short of attackers as it is, let alone if Hernandez departs as well.