Southampton should take the chance to sign West Ham's Chicharito

Mark Hughes, Manager of Southampton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and AFC Bournemouth at St Mary's Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Javier Hernandez could find his time at West Ham United coming to an end - the Saints should pounce.

TOPSHOT - Mexico's forward Javier Hernandez leaves the pitch after their defeat during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in...

Guido Carrillo has been left out of Southampton's squad for their pre-season tour of China, reports the Daily Mail - a move that surely means his stint at the club will end this summer.

The Argentine arrived in January when Mauricio Pellegrino was still manager but never looked likely to secure a spot in Southampton's side.

Guido Carrillo of Southampton battles for possesion with Kurt Zouma of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on March 3, 2018...

Logic would suggest that Mark Hughes will now be on the lookout for a forward, especially after the seasons had by Charlie Austin and Shane Long that saw the team struggle for goals.

Southampton created more chances than anyone outside of the top six last season, however, they scored the fifth least goals - there does seem to be an obvious solution there.

Shane Long of Southampton shoots while under pressure from Harry Maguire of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton at The King Power Stadium...

And that solution could be waiting in the Premier League already as an opportunity looks to be opening up for one of the best pure finishers around.

Javier Hernandez moved to West Ham a year ago but found himself featuring less as the season went on, and now, with reports that the club are moving for Nice's Alassane Plea, it looks like the Hammers are ready to replace the Mexican.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham United celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at London Stadium on February 10, 2018 in...

If that indeed the case, Southampton should move for the 30-year-old as it would give them the experience, know-how, and predatory instincts that they sorely missed last season in one signing.

Hernandez has scored 36 goals over the last three seasons, despite not playing as many minutes as he could have, and is surely Southampton's best chance of making real progress this summer.

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