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Sevilla sign Javier Hernandez from West Ham

Hernandez’s prospects of playing at West Ham had worsened after they bought Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in July.

football Updated: Sep 02, 2019 16:48 IST
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Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring a goal while playing for West Ham United.
Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring a goal while playing for West Ham United. (Action Images via Reuters)
         

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has joined Sevilla from West Ham on a three-year deal, the Spanish club announced on Monday.

“Sevilla FC and West Ham United have reached an agreement for the transfer of Javier Hernandez, known as ‘Chicharito’,” Sevilla wrote in a statement.

“The striker has signed a three-year contract.”

Hernandez’s prospects of playing at West Ham had worsened after they bought Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in July.

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The 31-year-old also had less than a year left on his contract.

“The club would like to thank Chicharito for his contribution and wish him all the best in his future career,” a West Ham statement read.

Hernandez, who previously played for Manchester United and Leverkusen, is Mexico’s all-time leading scorer with 51 goals in 108 appearances.

The 31-year-old returns to La Liga where he played for Real Madrid for a season in 2014-15.

He also reinforces Sevilla’s attack after Wissam Ben Yedder was sold to Monaco and Pablo Sarabia to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Sevilla have made a good start to the season under new coach Julen Lopetegui, with two wins and a draw from their opening three games.