West Ham United have announced the signing of Mexican international Javier Hernandez on a three-year deal for £16million.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 24, 2017
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player joins the Hammers from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, having spent the last two seasons in Germany.
Javier Hernandez’s league record since moving to Europe:
68 inside the box
28 inside the six-yard box
Back in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/vkIssONKSy
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 24, 2017
“I am very happy to join West Ham United. For me, the Premier League is the best league in the world and when the opportunity came, I was desperate to sign for this club.” – Javier Hernandez
Chicharito knows how to score a goal in the Premier League. ⏰ pic.twitter.com/FSu8z4H8FL
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 24, 2017
Chicharito – as he is more commonly known by – scored a total of 59 goals for Manchester United during his four seasons in Manchester, winning two Premier League titles. After moving to Leverkusen, Hernandez continued his scoring ability netting 39 times in just 76 matches for the club.
Amazing news!!!! Showing commitment and a hell of a lot of ambition!! LOVE IT!!! COYI ⚒⚒
— Laura Nagle (@Laura_Emma_Hall) July 24, 2017
The 29-year old is currently Mexico’s all-time highest goal scorer, achieving the feat this May by scoring his 48th goal for Mexico.
Chicharito is West Ham’s fourth summer signing after former Manchester City duo Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City.
— Premier League (@premierleague) July 25, 2017
Chicharito will likely make his West Ham debut and return to the Premier League against his old club, as West Ham United will face Manchester United in their first match of the 2017/18 season on August 13, 2017.
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