Why West Ham would make a mistake by buying reported high-profile summer target

West Ham United have been linked with Manchester United's Javier Hernandez.


View image | gettyimages.com of West Ham United being interested in signing Javier Hernandez recently, but the transfer is one which they should not pursue.

The Daily Star has carried reports of West Ham United being interested in signing Javier Hernandez recently, but the transfer is one which they should not pursue.

The Hammers are said to be keen on taking the Mexican from Manchester United, but they would be wasting valuable funds by bringing him in.

Hernandez would demand to be one of West Ham's highest earners if he was to sign at the Boleyn Ground and it is hard to see exactly where he fits in.

Sam Allardyce's side have built their success around the pace and power of Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia up-front this season, and Hernandez is unlikely to complement any of their current options.

The 26-year-old may be a deadly finisher, but his inclusion would take away from the strengths of West Ham and it is hard not to think that the funds would be better spent elsewhere.

The Hammers already have three potent strikers in their ranks and expending a sizable chunk of their budget to bring in a player who has failed to find form for the past two years would be a major risk.

Instead, they should focus their spending on the areas of the squad which require more urgent upgrading - with the purchase of a centre-back still the side's top priority.

David Gold and David Sullivan, West Ham's co-owners, have spoken of their desire to bring in high-profile players over the next few windows in the Mirror, but Hernandez is one player in that mould who they should be avoiding.

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