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DC United want Hernandez

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MLS outfit DC  want to sign  as a replacement for Wayne Rooney, according to Football Insider. 

The £140,000-a-week Mexican [Spotrac] is a main target for the club, who are willing to offer him a big to tempt him stateside.

Hernandez played with Rooney at United, with the Champions League winner set to join in January.

Sources close to have reportedly acknowledged that there is keen interest from the US.

This would be an okay deal for the Hammers, provided they could get somebody in to replace the Mexican. Hernandez is one of the club’s biggest earners, but hasn’t done a great deal to justify that salary since signing in 2017. Last year he managed just 0.5 successful dribbles and 0.2 key passes per game for the Hammers, as per Whoscored, and you can’t help feeling that a more well-rounded  who could offer more in a creative sense would be better suited to the club. As it stands, however, it would be risky to let Chicharito go. The Hammers only have Sebastien Haller and the unproven Albien Ajeti as senior striking alternatives, and you would fancy that they need at least one more hitman to properly cope with the loss of Hernandez. If they can do that, however, getting him off the wage bill could be a shrewd move.

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