According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has handed in a transfer request in order to force through a move to Sevilla. However, as things stand the La Liga outfit are currently refusing to meet the Hammers’ asking price.
Given the Irons splashed out to sign Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer, Hernandez would struggle to secure regular Premier League starts this season. However, the Mexican goalscorer could still be a useful option for Manuel Pellegrini to call upon.
The 31-year-old has been a fine servant for West Ham since arriving at the London Stadium in 2017. To date, he has made 63 appearances for the east London club, scoring 17 goals and registering four assists.
He would represent a good signing for Sevilla, and could have a big impact for the Spanish club.
Hernandez may well be in the twilight of his career, but he could still prove an asset for West Ham this season. He is an experienced and reliable goalscorer and the Irons should really be doing what they can to keep him.
Whilst Albian Ajeti is also competing for a role in Pellegrini’s strike force, the 22-year-old is yet to prove himself in English football. With that in mind, allowing the 108-cap Mexico international to leave now seems to be an unnecessary risk.