Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez Completes Transfer To West Ham
- Author: Stacy Allen Jul 28, 2017,
Jul 28, 2017, 0:13
'I think I will be a little bit more excited than my team-mates to be back at Old Trafford, ' he told West Ham's official website. "To start the season with my new team there is important and I will be happy to be there".
Javier Hernandez became the fourth signing for the London side this summer joining the already acquired Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City for a club record fee and the Manchester City pairing Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart, with the latter only on a temporary basis. However, he certainly left his mark in the Premier League with his 37 goals ranking him with the fifth best goals per minute ratio in the Premier League to date.
Hernandez belongs to a pool of three players which Mourinho once said United were wrong to sell - Angel Di Maria and Danny Welbeck are the others - and he says in Hernandez he was the kind of "killer" striker United would have loved last season.
The two-time Premier League victor left Old Trafford in August 2015 for Germany, where he has been even more prolific, netting 39 times in 76 matches for Leverkusen.
"I'm 150 percent committed to West Ham - they're the only team for me". He was the main man at Bayer Leverkusen and not just one of the supporting cast like he was in Manchester or Madrid.
"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". Employ the right tactics, continue making the right decisions and give the players the boost in the dressing room, even more so this season as we recover from a disappointing season.
West Ham have since longed for a goal scorer and will hope Chicharito can do the job with Andy Caroll regularly injured and Sakho failing to impress. Overall, his time in Germany saw him score 28 goals in 54 league appearances.
Hernandez, 29, joins on a three-year deal after spending the past two seasons in the Bundesliga.