• Hernandez completes PL return

    West Ham United man Javier Hernandez

    Javier Hernandez has completed his return to the Premier League, joining West Ham United from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

    The 29-year-old Mexico international moved to Leverkusen from Old Trafford in August 2015, following a season on loan at Real Madrid.

    He scored 39 goals in 76 competitive games for the Bundesliga side and will bolster Slaven Bilic’s attacking options, with the West Ham boss having already signed Joe Hart on a season-long loan along with the England goalkeeper’s former Manchester City team-ate Pablo Zabaleta.

    West Ham are said to be paying a fee in the region of £13-million for Hernandez’s services.

    A statement on West Ham’s official website read:

    “West Ham United and Bayer Leverkusen have agreed terms for the transfer of Javier Hernandez to London Stadium.

    “The former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker will fly to London in the coming days to finalise personal terms and undergo a medical with the Hammers.”

    West Ham are also reported to be on the brink of signing Stoke City forward Marco Arnautovic, with a £24m fee understood to have been agreed between the two Premier League sides.

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