Everton making a move for Wayne Rooney's former strike partner Javier Hernandez would be genius

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Everton are searching for a new striker, and a move for Javier Hernandez has never made more sense.

Everton signed Wayne Rooney this week but are still keen on signing another striker as they seek to replace Romelu Lukaku.

Rooney has had numerous strike partners through his magnificent career, but very few he enjoyed playing with as much as Javier Hernandez.

The pair linked up particularly effectively as Manchester United won the 2010/11 title, and in subsequent seasons before David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal phased out and sold the Mexican.

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Chicharito signed for Bayer Leverkusen, where he has scored 39 goals in 76 games.

He is currently being linked with a departure from the Bundesliga side, with The Mirror reporting he could be available for just £13 million.

West Ham are keen, and while they would not be happy to be thwarted by Everton again this summer as they were over Henry Onyekuru, moving for Hernandez would be popular decision with Rooney.

Speaking to SkySports in 2011, Rooney raved about the striker, commenting: "His movement is so good it's difficult to defend against. It won't be easy for players to defend against him whether they know about him or not."

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From a tactical perspective, Rooney spoke of his enjoyment at playing alongside Hernandez, being able to play just off him, bringing out his passing ability.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "He's got great movement so I'm playing the position that I did when I started playing professionally. I'm enjoying it and thankfully he's a finisher."

It's not likely Hernandez could refuse an opportunity to play with his former teammate either, and their already established connection may be just what the club need.

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