Hammers: Terms agreed for Hernandez

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez is closing in on a return to the Premier League after West Ham announced they had agreed a deal for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen striker.

‘Chicharito’ previously spent five years in England with Manchester United from 2010 to 2015, and enjoyed initial success after winning two league titles at Old Trafford.

But the Mexico international became surplus to requirement under former United boss Louis van Gaal and was loaned out to Real Madrid for the 2014/15 campaign before securing a permanent move to Leverkusen.

Hernandez rediscovered his touch with the Bundesliga club, scoring 28 goals league goals in his two seasons at the BayArena, which tempted the Hammers into making a move.

The 29-year-old striker is due to undergo a medical in London before finalising personal terms on a deal reportedly worth £13 million.

“West Ham United and Bayer Leverkusen have agreed terms for the transfer of Javier Hernandez to London Stadium,” read a statement on the English club’s official website.

“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.”