Valencia Manager, Marcelino Garcia has expressed his interest in signing Javier Hernandez (Chicarito) to the La Liga club from West Ham.
Chicarito has been linked with a move away from the London Stadium ahead of Thursday’s deadline and Valencia are leading the chase to land him.
Javier Hernandez who has played both for Real Madrid and Manchester United as a striker has not been first-choice for the Hammers this season but has still weighed in with five goals in all competitions when given a chance by boss Manuel Pellegrini.
According to reports, the 30-year-old play-maker is available to leave this month and Marcelino says he’s willing to join Los Che, as he is told West Ham will let him go but only on a permanent signing. Before Valencia’s game against Villarreal on Saturday, Marcelino said: ‘Chicharito is an option. He is not getting much game-time and he is willing to join us, but the situation is complicated. ‘The little information I have suggests to me that West Ham are only looking to sell the player.’ Valencia have targeted the Mexico international as a replacement for on-loan Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi, who will be leaving before next week’s transfer deadline.