The Mexico international scored 17 goals in 63 games for the Hammers but fell down the pecking order under Manuel Pellegrini.
West Ham signed Sebastien Haller during the summer and he has taken well to English football. He has three goals from his first four games and Hernandez’s opportunities would be limited.
The 31-year-old actually scored in his last Premier League appearance for the club – a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion.
Hernandez signed for West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen, costing the Premier League club £16 million (BBC Sport).
The one negative of West Ham allowing Hernandez to depart is the lack of firepower now in reserve.
Haller’s fitness could now be crucial to the Hammers having a successful season during 2019/20 and it remains to be seen if they will rue letting the former Manchester United man leave.
Following the announcement that Hernandez has left the London Stadium, supporters have taken to Twitter to have their say.
Here is a selection of Tweets from West Ham supporters in the aftermath of Hernandez departing the club:
All the best. Always stayed professional to us. ⚒⚒
— Tᖇistan (@TMitchMMA) September 2, 2019
Better pray Haller stays fit now.
— Dan (@WesthamDan16) September 2, 2019
Bring back @JordanHugill and let him walk out with all the bubbles! 🐐
— ⚒️ 🏴 𝒥𝑜𝑒 🏴 ⚒️ (@COYI_Joe) September 2, 2019
Let’s just hope Haller stays fit!!! Maybe bring back Hugill so he can run in the bubbles!!!
This is the #westhamway
— Jamie Penfold ⚒ (@jamie_penfold) September 2, 2019
All the best Javier.
— JamesV.CooneyJr,aka,T.J,Jimmy CooneyJr, etc. (@v_cooney) September 2, 2019
Decent bit of business there. Final year, £130k pw off the books and a decent fee. I think we have enough cover as well until Jan.
— Rodney (@FplRodney) September 2, 2019
Pleased he scored in his last ever appearance for us.. Never quite suited the system we now play.
Good Deal for a player who will be 32 this season.
A slight risk with our shortage of Strikers with MA30 injured but we have a lot of strength in depth in this squad…
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) September 2, 2019
Good business there. Only two first team strikers 😍😍
— Josh⚒ (@JoshVernege) September 2, 2019
Not sure how I feel about this one. Could finish that’s for sure maybe not suited to the modern day 1 up top system but a great professional none the less unlike some other recent departures from us.
All the best Chicha ⚒
— ross wilson (@rossco_9) September 2, 2019