By 90Min
July 20, 2017

​West Ham have apparently agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Javier Hernandez.

There had been reports earlier in the week that the Hammers' original offer of €16m wasn't enough, but now German outlet ​Kicker say that an additional offer of €2m in bonuses has done the trick.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 21: Chicharito of Bayer Leverkusen reacts during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Bayer Leverkusen and Club Atletico de Madrid at BayArena on February 21, 2017 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Leverkusen know that the Mexican striker's contract expires next June and therefore don't want to risk asking for huge money to scare off potential suitors.

Kicker claim that he will now head for London to sign a contract after personal terms had already been agreed.

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 20: Jordan Torunarigha (R) of Berlin battles for the ball with Chicharito of Leverkusen during the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Olympiastadion on May 20, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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According to ​Sky Deutschland the move could be officially announced on Thursday, which would make for welcome news for West Ham fans who are finally starting to see some activity and progression at the London Stadium.

The Irons have only just secured the loan signing of Joe Hart from Manchester City, and to follow that up with a goal poacher who is proven at Premier League level will be just the ticket.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Javier Hernandez of Manchester United competes with James Tomkins of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on December 21, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Hernandez would be returning to England after a few years away, and he could face his old club Manchester United on the opening day of the new season.

The Little Pea represented the Red Devils from 2010-2015, but was loaned out to Real Madrid for his final season, and this week Jose Mourinho offered his disappointment at the fact that the 29-year-old is no longer a United player, stating that he would not have sold him if he was manager at the time.

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