Javier Hernandez’s time at West Ham could be running out. With manager Manuel Pellegrini choosing other alternatives despite the Mexican’s decent form, all signs indicate the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star will leave the club on loan during the upcoming January transfer window.
And according to reports in Spain, Valencia could be his most likely destination. The club’s boss, Marcelino Garcia Toral, is a keen admirer of the Mexican and has given green light for the club to try and sign him. He’s currently out with an injury, but is fully expected to return to action in the coming weeks.
Valencia would desperately need him to get back to fitness…if he ends up joining the club, of course. Los Che have scored the fewest goals in LaLiga during the current term, sit dangerously close to the relegation zone, and need attacking reinforcements with a sense of urgency. Hernandez checks all the boxes since he already knows what is like to play in Spain given his previous stint with Los Merengues.
Let’s remember the 30-year-old striker spent a year on loan with Real Madrid back in 2014/15, after failing to break back into the Manchester United first team. He could certainly welcome a return to La Liga, especially if his current situation at West Ham does not change soon.