Javier Hernandez has completed his £16 million West Ham move from Bayer Leverkusen.
The Mexican international arrived at the country earlier on Monday to seal the deal with the Hammers and complete his move back to the Premier League on a three-year deal.
He becomes the highest paid footballer to ever play for the London club, as the expected contractual terms put a value close to £140,000-per-week.
“I am very happy to join West Ham United,” he told to the Hammers’ official website.
“For me, the Premier League is the best league in the world and when the opportunity came, I was desperate to sign for this club.”
— West Ham United (@WestHam) July 24, 2017
The forward had already played in England for Man Utd from 2010 to 2015, including a loan move to Real Madrid for the 2014/15 season. His performances made him a hit with the fans, as he scored 59 goals for the Red Devils.
He moved to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 with 2 PL medals in his tally. His performance there were even better than his previous one, as he scored 39 goals in 76 games for the club.
He is particularly known for his “striker’s instinct”, a trait in which a player has a knack of being in the right place to receive the ball, in most times. He also is a targetman and can perform excellent as a solo forward or as a center forward behind the striker.
This is West Ham’s fourth new player to join the club, after ex-Manchester City player Pablo Zabaleta joined the club on a free transfer, Marco Arnautovic from Stoke and Joe Hart from Manchester City on a loan move.
Slaven Bilic is trying to put up white the team after their 11th position slump last season, though it remains to see how the league fares.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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