Spurs & West Ham looking to exploit Chicarito exit clause

Date published: Saturday 1st July 2017 12:27

Tottenham and West Ham are keen to bring Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez back to the Premier League, according to reports.

The striker left Manchester United in 2015 to move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in a deal reported to be worth £7.3million.

He has since scored 39 goals in 76 appearances in all competitions for the German side with 28 of those coming in the Bundesliga.

And Bild claims that the Mexican international is attracting interest from Premier League sides Spurs and the Hammers, along with some interest from Ligue 1 side Lyon.

His contract runs out next summer and the report claims that there is a €15million (£13.2million) release clause in that deal.

The 29-year-old has been very vocal about what he wants if he were to join a new team, he previously said: “I want to go back to feeling important and happy. I want to find happiness.

“Bayer made me feel important and loved and coming here was not a difficult decision to make. They made me feel wanted.

“I want to help and achieve important things. I have felt very loved. I hope to accomplish things in my head and in my heart.”

He has discussed a m0ve away in the past after rumours linked him with a move away from Leverkusen in 2016: “You can never know what happens. We will see.

“Just look at my last three years. I have played at Real Madrid, Manchester United and I am at Leverkusen now.

“My goal is to play a good second half of the season. I am delighted to be at this outstanding club. In this sport, it does not matter whether you sign a 10-year contract or extend the contract 10 times by one year at a time.

“Everything can be different in six months, or you play at one club for 10 years.”

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