West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez is prioritising a move to La Liga this summer, according to ESPN. The Mexican international has been heavily linked with a transfer away from the Hammers this summer. Now it seems ‘Chicharito’ is hopeful of a return to La Liga, where he spent the 2014-15 season with Real Madrid.
The report also discusses the fee West Ham would want for the 31-year-old. The report states West Ham would be looking to sell the 108-cap international for a figure in the region of $10-$15 million (£7.9-£11.8 million).
It is no secret that West Ham could look to lose Hernandez this summer. As reported by The Sun, Valencia are keen on the player in an £8 million deal that would certainly suit West Ham’s needs. West Ham are currently in the hunt for Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez, whose arrival would surely mean little game time for Chicharito.
The surprise might be the price-tag. West Ham fans would probably like to see West Ham get more for the player. Considering his previous goal record, international status and history of Manchester United and Real Madrid, that is understandable.
However, he is out of contract in a year and his record of eight goals last season will hardly have teams clamouring for his signature.
If West Ham could get a fee in the higher end of the reported ball-park, then they will undoubtedly be happy with the sale.