West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed that he will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
The Hammers forward has struggled for consistency since joining the club and with speculation over his future, it appears he could yet leave the London Stadium before next season.
“He is Spanish so has more connections here. He’s searching for a club, if we can move.
“If not I will stay with West Ham easy, happy. I have one year left, but West Ham and I have decided it would just be easier to go.”
The 31-year-old joined West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer of 2017.
There were heavy expectations placed on him, especially considering his previous exploits for Manchester United as well as the fact that he was purchased following a strong run of form for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.
The Mexican has however been rather underwhelming at the London Stadium since his arrival and gone on to score just 15 goals for West Ham from 53 Premier League games.
Last season, he managed to net eight goals in all competitions from 28 games.
West Ham will be looking to recruit a few new strikers this summer. Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll have so far already left the club.
With Hernandez now seemingly set to leave, it looks like Marko Arnautovic could be the only recognised forward in the squad ahead of next season.
West Ham fans will hope that even if Hernandez does leave the club before next season, a proven number nine will be added to bring goals to Manuel Pellegrini’s side.