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Maxi Gomez would put a final nail in Javier Hernandez’s West Ham career

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Maxi Gomez would put a final nail in Javier Hernandez’s West Ham career

West Ham are hoping to sign the Uruguayan striker before Thursday.

Valencia are clearly keen on signing Javier Hernandez. The Mexican has been openly spoken about by Valencia boss Marcelino as a potential transfer target.

West Ham fans have not seen the best of the Mexican striker. Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal reportedly worth around £13 million in 2017 he has only shown flashes of his ability.

“Chicharito is an option. He is not getting much game-time and he is willing to join us, but the situation is complicated.”

– Valencia boss Marcelino on Chicharito interest

West Ham fans were rightly expecting more than the 13 goals he has managed in 51 games for the club and he has long been linked with an exit.

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Up until now, West Ham have likely been reluctant to sell. However, Maxi Gomez could change all that.


As reported by The Guardian over the weekend, West Ham are willing to meet the £43.5 million release clause to sign Celta Vigo attacker Maxi Gomez. The Uruguayan powerhouse is widely expected to become a West Ham player before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

If that deal goes ahead, West Ham will simply need to balance their books. Removing Hernadez’s huge wages, reported by Sky Sports to be in the £140,000-a-week region, off the books is an absolute must.

Gomez’s arrival will surely put the final nail in the coffin of Hernandez’s West Ham career. After never truly winning over the West Ham fans, it would be a welcome move.

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