West Ham United attacker Javier Hernandez won’t be leaving the club this transfer window after the Hammers made a decision on his future, according to Football London.
The outlet claims that the Irons hierarchy have decided that they won’t have time to find a suitable replacement for the Mexican international.
Therefore they have decided to keep the high earning 31-year-old, who is on a reported £140,000-per-week [Source: Spotrac] at the London Stadium.
However, young trio Nathan Holland, Conor Coventry and Dan Kemp could all yet be loaned out this summer.
Firstly, the youngsters. All three of these outstanding young talents should be handed temporary moves away from east London so that they can get regular football. Holland is someone who has appeared to be on the periphery of a first team shot for some time now, but the arrival of Pablo Fornals this summer has increased the competition in the already-crowded attacking midfield area for the Hammers. With that said, a loan spell with a League One or Championship side would be ideal for him. The third tier would probably be right for Coventry, too, while League Two would likely be best for Kemp. Now, onto Hernandez. The Mexican is clearly a very expensive luxury for West Ham at the moment, and his production since joining the club hasn’t matched that outlay. However, the club have made the right decision, here. Yes, Sebastien Haller’s arrival has pushed Hernandez down the pecking order, but he is the only genuine back up the club has behind the Frenchman – simply put, he must stay.