Javier Hernandez admits to wanting to leave in January, will re-assess situation in summer

West Ham’s Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has admitted that he did consider the possibility of leaving the club in the recently concluded winter transfer window. Hernandez has struggled to impress at the London Stadium since his summer switch from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen- perhaps not so much his fault individually but rather that of the system around him; he’s not a striker you’d want if your strategy is playing long balls into the box and his effectiveness is reduced by half when he is employed on the wing, as was done earlier in the season. All being said though, his returns have been meagre and with the lack of consistent playing time in east London, he revealed that he was worried for his spot in Mexico’s World Cup squad.

The 29 year old has scored five times in 24 appearances across all competitions for West Ham this season– effectively one goal for every 287 minutes of playing time. After returning from injury in early December, he was an unused sub for the home game against Chelsea and made five consecutive appearances from the bench against the likes of Arsenal, Stoke, Newcastle, Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion before regaining his starting spot in January.

Hernandez also said that there were offers from other Premier League clubs, and he was “very interested” in one. West Ham however ended up selling Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew to Rennes and with Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini injured, decided to keep the Little Pea at the London Stadium.

The former United forward also said that he would re-assess his options at the end of the season.

“Now that the window is closed I am here and trying to achieve the main goals for the club, which is to be safe from relegation. Then, in the summer, we will see”

Javier Hernandez wanted to leave West ham in January

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