MLS clubs plot swoop for Hernandez

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West Ham are braced for a bid from the MLS for striker Javier Hernandez, according to Football Insider. 

The report claims that three clubs are readying bids of around £4m for the player West Ham signed for £16m from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2017.

Club-record signing Sebastien Haller is the number one striker for Sebastien Haller after signing for £36m from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer.

The report claims that Hernandez is unlikely to get an extension offer from West Ham near his current salary of £140,000-a-week.


Hernandez was prepared to move this summer, with Sky Sports reporting that West Ham were listening to offers, although he also said he was happy to stay at the club and he showed his worth last weekend. With Haller out with a swollen knee, Hernandez took the one clear chance he had after an anonymous first half and helped secure the crucial point against Brighton. Hernandez hasn’t been able to reproduce his prolific international form for the Hammers – 17 goals in 63 appearances is way below his international average of close to one every two games (51/108) –but he’s obviously got a part to play this season. The 31-year-old is in the final year of his contract and could agree a pre-contract deal in January with an overseas club on a lucrative free move the following summer. That could well be the most likely move if West Ham value his second-half of the season contribution at over £4m. 

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