West Ham sign Hernandez

Former Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito ‘ Hernandez has joined West Ham United.

The Hammers have agreed a £16m move from Bayer Leverkusen for the 29-year-old Mexican international, who scored 39 goals in just 76 games during his two years in Germany.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world and when the opportunity came, I was desperate to sign for this club,” he said. “West Ham is a historic club and very ambitious.

“I’ve had three fantastic years playing in Spain and Germany, but England was really the first big chapter in my career and I am so happy to be back.”

“We are delighted to welcome Javier as the latest fantastic addition to the West Ham United squad,” said West Ham’s co-chairman David Sullivan.

“Following the arrivals of Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic, he is another top class professional who brings great experience and quality to the club.

“He has a proven goalscoring record in the Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga, as well in the UEFA Champions League and at international level with Mexico.

“We now have some fantastic options in attacking positions and, like all West Ham fans, I am looking forward to seeing Javier score goals in a claret and blue shirt next season.”

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