West Ham striker Javier Hernandez completes Sevilla move after £8m deal is agreed for Mexico international – The Telegraph

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West Ham striker Javier Hernandez completes Sevilla move after £8m deal is agreed for Mexico international – The Telegraph




Javier Hernández joined West Ham United from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017 

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Sevilla have completed a deadline-day move for West Ham United striker Javier Hernández after the two clubs agreed a deal that is understood to be worth up to £8 million.

The 31-year-old handed in a transfer request last week and had only 10 months remaining on his contract at West Ham, where he had struggled to make a consistent impact in attack.

Hernández was knocked further down the pecking order in east London following the arrival of club-record signing Sébastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in July.

Haller’s impressive start to life in the Premier League, scoring three goals in his first three appearances of the season, made it easier for West Ham to part ways with Hernández this summer.

The former Manchester United striker joined West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017, signing for a fee of £16m. He was never able to fully justify the outlay, though, scoring 16 goals in 55 Premier League appearances.

Hernández reportedly had interest from clubs in America but the Mexico international wanted to stay in Europe. He scored seven goals in 23 appearances for Real Madrid during a previous spell in Spain.

Hernández is the third senior centre-forward to leave West Ham this summer, after Andy Carroll was released at the end of his contract and Marko Arnautovic joined Chinese side Shanghai SIPG for £22m. As well as Haller, West Ham also signed striker Albian Ajeti from Basel for £8m.

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