MLS move beckons as West Ham make £16m Chicharito available

James Marshment

Javier Hernandez has reportedly been put up for sale by West Ham as the club seeks as big a return as possible on their £16million summer investment.

The Mexico striker joined the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and made a promising start by netting twice in his second game for the club in their 3-2 loss at Southampton.

But since then, he has only netted twice for the club and has cut an increasingly frustrated figure in the Hammers attack.

Last Sunday, against League One Shrewsbury in the FA Cup, he started the match but was once again ineffective and substituted in the second half.

And now widespread reports claim the club has made the former Manchester United hitman available, and are looking to reclaim as near to their initial investment as possible.

And the London Evening Standard claims the player is set for a move to America, with new franchise Los Angeles FC poised to make a move.

The city has a huge Mexican population and the addition of the country’s most popular players would be seen as a massive coup.

Hernandez has scored 49 goals in 99 appearances for Mexico, but it’s claimed his barren spell in front of goal could put his World Cup place with his nation in jeopardy.