West Ham bring in Arnautovic from Stoke in club-record deal

"I am thinking about West Ham to play the first match of the Premier League and they get Joe Hart, Chicharito and (Marko) Arnautovic".

West Ham hero Steve Lomas is backing their deal for Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez.

After a while, Manchester United didn't see him as good enough and so a loan move came calling from Real Madrid which he took, but never really proved himself.

While at Manchester United, Hernandez scored 59 goals during a four-year spell at Old Trafford.

Hernandez, who is nicknamed Chicharito, is known for his knack to score crucial goals in big games.

Javier Hernandez is on the verge of joining West Ham and it's too much for Manchester United fans to bare.

After the club's poor finish last season and no Champions League play this year, it appears that the Mexican worldwide and Bayer Leverkusen mutually thought it was time to part ways.

The 28-year-old put pen to paper on a five-year deal on Saturday to become West Ham's club-record signing following on from the arrivals of Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart.

Hart and his former Manchester City team-mate are already in training with Slaven Bilic's squad, while Mexico global Hernandez is expected to undergo a medical on Monday to conclude a £13m move from Bayer Leverkusen.

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Austria global Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City.

The reported fee for for Arnautovic is $32.5 million.

Most importantly, Hernandez will be given the chance to make the starting spot his own at West Ham.

West Ham United have been very active in the transfer window this summer.

The two leading contenders for his signature were named as London rivals West Ham and Tottenham, though Chelsea were also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the situation.

  • Stacy Allen