Hammers want to sign Manchester United outcast
West Ham United have upped their bid for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to £11.9million, according to reports.
The Hammers are in the market for a new striker after the news that Enner Valencia will be out for around three months after injuring his leg during Thursday night’s Europa League match last week.
After the game the club’s co-owner, David Gold, confirmed that the club would dip back into the market to find a suitable replacement for the injured star, and Hernandez is their number-one target.
Hernandez Out of Favour
The Mexican has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford in recent years, spending last season out on loan in Spain with Real Madrid, and despite Louis Van Gaal giving him a second chance to impress, it looks like he could still be shown the door.
United are about to sign FC Barcelona star Pedro according to reports, who could be used as a shadow-striker, meaning Hernandez’s game-time is going to be limited if he remains at the club.
Hernandez is also seen behind youngster James Wilson, with Van Gaal a big fan of the Englishman.
According to reports, West Ham initially launched a bid of around £6m for Hernandez but were told it wasn’t acceptable, which is why they’ve nearly doubled it now.
However, Slaven Bilic does have other targets in mind, with Charlie Austin and Moussa Sow also on his radar.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt