West Ham Confirm Deal With Bayer Leverkusen for the Transfer of Javier Hernandez

Thursday July 20th, 2017

​West Ham have ​confirmed that they have officially agreed to terms with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Javier Hernandez this summer.

The 29-year-old forward is set to fly into London in the coming days to finalise personal terms and undergo a medical with the Hammers, before he is officially unveiled as a West Ham player. 

The former Manchester United attacker has long been mooted with a move to the London Stadium after revealing ambitions to return to the Premier League and he will now become the third Mexican player to line-up for the Hammers after Guillermo Franco and Pablo Barrera.

29-year-old Hernandez was set to enter the final year of his contract with the Bundesliga outfit after joining the club from United in 2015, where his two-years at the club returned 59 goals in his 157 appearances.

The signing of Hernandez - often referred to as Chicharito -  is a major coup for Slaven Bilic's side as he will add much needed firepower at the London Stadium and offer competition for the likes of Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho. 

The player became Mexico's all-time leading goalscorer in May this year after surpassing Jared Borgetti after notching 47 goals for his country in 96 caps. 


SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.