West Ham’s Javier Hernandez is our Premier League Signing of the Week
West Ham’s acquisition of Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen is our Premier League Signing of the Week.
The Mexican is back in England following an impressive stint in the Bundesliga, and he’s ready to pop up in Premier League boxes up and down the land.
It’s a deal that should have the approval of Hammers fans, and for good reason.
Though he’s been away for two years, Hernandez still boasts the fifth-best goals-per-minute ratio in Premier League history.
Whichever way you look at it, Chicharito knows where the back of the net is.
Current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has repeatedly expressed his annoyance that ‘Little Pea’ isn’t still at Old Trafford – high praise indeed.
Hernandez arrives in East London having netted 39 goals in 76 appearances for Leverkusen.
And he hit double figures in each of his three campaigns under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, before his role was greatly reduced in the David Moyes and Van Gaal eras.
Despite that, total figures of 59 goals from 157 (largely substitute) appearances are more than respectable.
With West Ham already boasting target men in the shape of Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio, Hernandez will be free to dart around in the area, picking up any loose balls and causing mayhem for defenders.
It’s a system that should put the Hammers in very good stead this term.
And the best part of this deal? The price tag! That’s the clincher for us.
In this crazy summer where money has entered new levels of madness, West Ham have snapped up a proven Premier League goalscorer for just £13m.
It could be the Premier League signing of the entire summer, let alone the week.
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