As per a report from ESPN Deportes this evening, Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has confirmed that he will join West Ham this summer.
Former Old Trafford star
Hernandez, who of course spent 4 years with Manchester United between 2010 and 2014, was in and out of the starting lineup for Leverkusen last season, though the striker’s games to goals ratio of 2:1 during his Bundesliga stint speaks for itself.
A return to the English top-flight had been touted for several weeks now, after it was revealed that the Mexican’s Leverkusen release clause stands at just 15 million Euro.
The two leading contenders for his signature were named as London rivals West Ham and Tottenham, though Chelsea were also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the situation.
However, the race for Hernandez looks to have come to an end, with the 29-year-old having informed ESPN Mexico’s Sergio Dipp that he will be a Hammer come the beginning of the new season, with the former Real Madrid man set to undergo a medical with the Olympic Stadium side next Monday.