Report: West Ham return for United striker Javier Hernandez after seeing initial bid rejected

Javier Hernandez

West Ham United have been linked with a move for Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez.

According to a report in Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, West Ham United are preparing a new offer for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez after seeing an initial bid turned down.

The Hammers have been one of the busier clubs in the transfer market thus far, but they now face a potential striker dilemma ahead of the new season due to Enner Valencia’s long-term injury.

The Ecuadorian star was stretchered off in last week’s 2-2 draw against Astra Giurgiu with an ankle injury and has subsequently been ruled for up to 12 weeks, joining Andy Carroll on the sidelines.

As such, manager Slaven Bilic is short on striker options and fresh reports in Spain claim that the East London outfit have renewed their interest in Mexico international Hernandez after having a previous bid rejected.

The details

The report states that a new £11.9 million offer is being weighed up after a previous bid in the region of £8.5m was turned away by Louis van Gaal’s side.

Javier Hernandez’s situation

So far it is unclear whether Hernandez – commonly known as Chicharito – has a future at United after spending the previous 12 months on loan at Real Madrid.

The talented striker barely featured for Madrid last term, but he still managed to chip in with nine goals in all competitions and played a key role in the club’s run to the Champions League semi-final.

West Ham United a good option?

Despite Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao leaving United this summer, the Red Devils still boast plenty of attacking options and it is clear Chicharito would once again struggle for game time.

West Ham represent a fine choice - an established Premier League club with Europa League football on offer and the guarantee of regular first-team football considering their injury situation.

The Hammers are currently embarking on a new era under Bilic and with their impending move to the Olympic Stadium, Hernandez would be wise to want to play a part in the club’s new adventure.

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