West Ham have reportedly discussed the prospect of signing Javier Hernandez

The Manchester United player is said to be on West Ham United's list of potential striking recruits this summer.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Ham United have discussed the prospect of signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez this summer, but two other players are currently priority targets.

The report claims that while United’s Mexican international is seen as an option, the Hammers are currently looking predominantly at Chelsea front-man Loic Remy and Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin.

Both players are likely to have plenty of suitors and it is always wise to have a back-up plan in place, even if that player is also set to have no shortage of offers if he does leave Old Trafford permanently this summer.

Would Hernandez be a good signing for West Ham?

For now he may be third choice – according to the latest reports – but if it did come to Hernandez moving to Upton Park it would be a wonderful piece of business by Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.

The 27-year-old only has one year left on his current United contract and his cost is likely to reflect that, while he has netted 59 times for the club to date.

Even last season, during a loan spell at Real Madrid which saw him spend the majority of his time on the bench, he still managed to score nine goals and provide nine assists for the La Liga giants, so West Ham would be befitting from a bona fide goal-scorer if he did arrive.

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