The potential exit of a top earner at a club usually isn’t the best, but it could be different at West Ham.
It was then reported by Sky Sports on their live blog (01/09 8:48 pm) that Hernandez was to undergo his medical on Monday ahead of the move.
Hernandez did start the Hammers’ second game of the season away at Brighton and managed to score in that game, in what could be his final appearance for the club.
The Hammers’ players are said to be unhappy that Hernandez isn’t a regular starter despite being paid the most money of anyone in the dressing room.
Hernandez is currently on £140,000-a-week in East London [Source: Spotrac], a wage that makes him the top earner at the club comfortably.
The 31-year-old may have scored in his only start this season, but the former Manchester United man hasn’t done enough to prove his worth.
Chicharito may have averaged 1.5 shots per game according to WhoScored, but he failed to register a single key pass or complete one dribble – stats nowhere near good enough for a striker who would be expected to lead the line alone when called upon.
If he leaves it will be a good move for West Ham.