Report: West Ham set to sign former Manchester United striker

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West Ham United are set to secure the signing of former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to boost Slaven Bilic’s side after a frustrating summer.

Hernandez proved to be an asset in front of goal under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, and now the Hammers are hopeful he can do the same for them next season.

The Mexican netted 59 times in 157 appearances for United. And his minutes-per-goal ratio during that time is among the most prolific in the history of the Premier League.

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Reports suggest Hernandez had a €15m buy-out clause, though that is yet to be confirmed.

If that is the case such a deal would look to be one of the best bargains this summer.

In hindsight, United will look back at Hernandez’s move to Bayer Leverkusen as a premature sale. Jose Mourinho could have done with his goalscoring instincts last season when Zlatan Ibrahimovic got injured but instead, the Mexican was getting regular game time in Germany, which I’m sure he would prefer.

This is certainly one to watch out for… West Ham ought to improve next season.

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