Javier Hernandez is on the verge of leaving West Ham to join Sevilla in an £8million deal, according to Sky Sports.
The broadcaster claimed via their live transfer blog on Sunday night [08:48pm] that the 31-year-old striker is set to undergo a medical with the La Liga side today (Monday) ahead of completing his transfer.
It is understood that Hernandez’s exit will free up funds for Manuel Pellegrini to sign a new striker in January or next summer, although the Irons will be left with only Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti as natural strikers in the first-team.
It looks as though Hernandez’s spell at West Ham is about to come to an end, which is very surprising considering that Pellegrini is going to be left short of options to play as striker from now on. Hernandez might not have been the most prolific of strikers to ever grace the London club but he is still someone with immense experience and every now and then he would pop up with an important goal as he did in the 1-1 draw at Brighton last month. However you can see why the club has taken the decision to sell Hernandez. £8million for an ageing player who is in the final year of his contract and not a regular starter is good money. West Ham will also be saving £140,000-a-week in wages, according to statistics website Spotrac, so financially it makes a lot of sense for a club that did struggle to sign new players in the latter stages of the summer transfer window.