Wednesday, July 17, 2019

West Ham: Chicharito out, Gomez in?

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has revealed he will be allowed to leave West Ham United this summer, as relayed by Sky Sports.

It had been reported back in May this year that the Hammers would be willing to listen to offers for the Mexico international, who said recently that his agent was looking for potential buyers for his services. If one isn’t found, the former Manchester United striker would be happy to remain at the London Stadium and see the final 12 months of his contract out.

West Ham are hoping the sale of Chicharito will generate some funds for new signings this summer, as they explore the possibility of bringing in Maxi Gomez of Celta Vigo. The Evening Standard are reporting that manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen on pairing up Marko Arnautovic with Gomez next season, leaving no place for Chicharito. Celta are, however, holding out for Gomez’s release clause set at £43.5 million, and the negotiations could stretch throughout the summer.

Hernandez has apparently had offers from the MLS, but he would prefer to return to Spain having spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Real Madrid.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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