West Ham United have signed former Man United, Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez, nicknamed Chicharito for £16 million.
“The Premier League is the best league in the world and when the opportunity came, I was desperate to sign for this club”, said Chicharito, who is the all-time leading scorer for Mexico national team.
“It was not a difficult decision. West Ham is an historic club, and very ambitious – this summer you can see with the players signed that they are looking to have a very good season. I’ve had three fantastic years playing in Spain and Germany, but England was really the first big chapter in my career and I am so happy to be back. I am desperate for the season to start and to help the team achieve all their objectives”, told Javier Hernandez the West Ham website.
Chicharito’s favourite shirt number is 14 because it was the one that his father used when he was a professional player. He comes from a football family in which both his father and grandfather have been part of the Mexico national team and played in the World Cups.
The diminutive Mexican was one of the bargains of recent times for Manchester United when signed by Alex Ferguson, but he was discarded by Louis van Gaal that led to his transfer to Leverkusen. Read more about Javier Hernandez transfer to West ham in the Sam Cox report titled “Javier Hernandez: The Forgotten Gem?”.