Why West Ham must now go all out to sign Javier Hernandez...and watch him shine with Dimitri Payet

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After their recent injury setback West Ham United must do everything they can to sign the Manchester United player this summer.

Following the news (as confirmed by the club's official website) that West Ham United striker Enner Valencia has suffered what appears to be a significant injury to his right knee, Hammers manager Slaven Bilic has a decision to make before the summer transfer window slams shut.

With fellow striker Andy Carroll also out injured, West Ham were always likely to sign a new front-man, but now there is a case to be had that one may not be enough…certainly not if Valencia is out for a sustained period of time.

Whatever happens regarding Raul Jimenez, Bilic would be wise to sign a striker who knows the Premier League inside out, and in Javier Hernandez they have the perfect target.

The Mexican international has been linked with West Ham already this summer, with the Independent claiming the London club were readying an £8million bid for the Manchester United forward.

But following the Valencia news, a move for the player is arguably more important than ever.

With just a year left on his current contract, Hernandez could be signed for a fee that does not truly reflect his ability in front of goal. After all, the Mexican has 59 goals for United under his belt, along with 40 in 74 matches for his country.

He is also the perfect age; still young enough to offer good value for money but old enough to be around his peak in the game.

West Ham have done brilliantly when it comes to transfers this summer, but just imagine what Hernandez could do playing ahead of assist-king Dimitri Payet.

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