West Ham should take advantage of Hull situation and sign Hernandez and Robertson

Hull City's Michael Dawson is sprayed with champagne as they celebrate winning promotion back to the Premier League

Hull City are currently manager-less while West Ham United want a new striker.

Hull manager Steve Bruce

West Ham United should take advantage of Hull City’s current predicament and sign forward Abel Hernandez and left-back Andrew Robertson to replace the injured Aaron Cresswell.

The Tigers head in to the Premier League season without a manager following Steve Bruce’s resignation, the former Sunderland man walking away after the club failed to sign any of his targets.

With the Hull owner Assem Allan seemingly wanting to sell the club, the backroom situation has dominated the headlines and on the pitch the club now only have 13 fit players going in to the season.

It is a disaster, and right now the East Yorkshire club are sure-fire favourites to go down come next May.

Hull City owner son Ehab Allam and family

Hull do however have some decent players at the club and two in particular could represent decent transfer options for West Ham United - striker Hernandez and highly-rated left-back Robertson.

The Hammers have made no secret of their desire to sign a forward this summer, yet so far they have have been left frustrated with names such as Alexandre Lacazette, Christian Benteke and Carlos Bacca linked.

Hernandez, while not quite as renowned as the aforementioned trio, is still a decent goal scorer and last season showed his quality by netting 22 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.

The Uruguay international scored 14 in 28 Serie A games for Palermo prior to joining Hull, and on the international stage he has 11 strikes in 27 games - a decent record considering the usual opposition.

Derby's Jeff Hendrick in action with Hull's Abel Hernandez

The 25-year-old has the best years of his career ahead of him, and after getting to grips with English football there is no doubt he has the ability to play regularly at Premier League level.

Another player Slaven Bilic’s side should target is left-back Robertson, with the Mirror reporting fears that former Ipswich Town man Aaron Cresswell could be out for up to six months with injury.

Scotland international Robertson was one of the best players in the Championship last season, starting 44 matches and posting three and four assists - including a goal in the 3-0 playoff win over Derby County.

The 22-year-old is destined to join a top club in the future, and West Ham should move for him now with both their left-back situation and Hull’s current state meaning a deal would make plenty of sense.

Sheffield Wednesday's Jack Hunt in action with Hull City's Andrew Robertson

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