Reports in the Sun today suggest that Valencia are pursuing a move for West Ham United’s Javier Hernandez this summer.
It is understood that the Hammers will allow the Mexican to leave Manuel Pellegrini’s squad this summer but only for the right price, which is believed to currently sit at £8million.
Hernandez could become another victim of a summer clear-out currently underway at West Ham which has already seen them release a trio of players in Andy Carroll, Adrian and Samir Nasri whilst Lucas Perez is expected to be transferred out in the coming months.
30-year-old Hernandez has already enjoyed a spell in Spain during his career and he managed seven goals in 23 games whilst on loan at Real Madrid back in 2014. Yet since his arrival in London at West Ham he has failed to make a lasting impact managing 53 appearances and 15 goals – with a lot of these appearances coming from the bench in the recent Premier League campaign.
Valencia, who pulled off a shock victory against Barcelona last weekend in the Copa Del Rey Final, are seemingly looking for cover in the forward department and are looking to secure a permanent transfer after loan deals for the likes of Michy Batshuayi not paying off last season.
The Hammers have made their first signing of the summer transfer window though and Espanyol keeper, Roberto, will join the club on a free when his deal runs out in Spain.