Seemingly the unluckiest club in the Premier League when it comes to strikers, West Ham thought they’d found the solution to all their problems in Javier Hernandez.
Known for finding the back of the net regularly from his time at Manchester United and during his first season at Bayer Leverkusen, the Mexican forward has, however, struggled at London Stadium.
Scoring just four goals in 13 games so far, Chicharito has been unable to turn West Ham’s misfortunes around, and now finds himself having to work with David Moyes again after the Scottish manager was appointed to replace Slaven Bilic.
The club’s inability to find the back of the net has led the Hammers to target yet another man who could be their saviour up top in Cédric Bakambu.
Already on West Ham’s list over the summer, the DR Congo striker was even the subject of a €25m bid from the Hammers, which was turned down by Villarreal, who wanted clubs to match his release clause (€30m+).
With nine goals in 14 appearances, the 26-year-old’s form has forced the Premier League side to return for a second attempt, which Marca in Spain expect to happen in January.
That being said, they also make it clear it seems nearly impossible that Villarreal will allow their star man to leave this winter.
Of course, if the release clause is met, it’ll be down to the player, but will he really want to leave a club fifth in La Liga midway through the season to join a team currently in a relegation fight?
We doubt it.