West Ham United will not entertain offers for striker Javier Hernandez this summer, according to sporting director Mario Husillos.
The Mexico international joined the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen 12 months ago in a £16 million deal, but endured an inconsistent first season at the London Stadium.
Hernandez scored important goals for West Ham on occasion, but also only started 16 Premier League fixtures as David Moyes preferred Marko Arnautovic as the lone striker in the second half of the campaign.
However, with Manuel Pellegrini taking over at the Hammers and no strikers arriving at the club despite a busy transfer window, Husillos has stated that Chicharito will be staying in the English capital.
“Offers? There surely won’t be any because people know we have him. For the moment, he’s not on the market at all,” the West Ham director told Marca Claro.
“His [Pellegrini’s] style favours attacking players, because it is to maintain possession, attack, reach the area and create opportunities. The forwards in general are benefited by this type of play.”
The make-up of the West Ham attack in 2018-19 will be fascinating viewing, with Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko added to the club’s weaponry in the final third.
However, with Andy Carroll consistently injured, Hernandez could well have an important role to play in Pellegrini’s Hammers side and will have no shortage of service given the calibre of playmakers on the club’s books.