Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez Set for West Ham Medical on Tuesday Ahead of Transfer

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Monday July 24th, 2017

Having completed the signing of Marko Arnautović in a deal worth £24m from Stoke City, West Ham are closing in on their second attacking signing this summer. 

Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández is due to fly into London on Tuesday to complete a medical ahead of his proposed transfer to West Ham.

The Hammers have been identifying strikers left, right and center this summer without any solid progress on any targets, but the club seems to have found their man in ex-Manchester United hitman Chicharito.

The former Deportivo Guadalajara youth player spent five years on the books at Old Trafford, spending the 2014/15 season on loan with Real Madrid. A £10m fee was then agreed between United and Bundesliga side Leverkusen in the summer of 2015, allowing Chicharito to move away from the club where he'd scored 59 goals in 158 games.

Coupled with the signing of Austrian international Arnautović, the Hammers' acquisition of Mexico's all-time leading goal scorer could propel them back towards the Europa League places. 

Having to settle for a disappointing 11th place finish in the Premier League last season, West Ham supporters will hope that their new look attack can help bring the best out of manager Slaven Bilić, a favourite at the London Stadium.

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