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Javier Hernández returns to Premier League with move to West Ham

West Ham United have agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign the former Manchester United striker Javier Hernández.

The Hammers have confirmed the 29-year-old Mexican will arrive in London in the next few days to finalise personal terms and undergo a medical.

Hernández, Mexico’s all-time leading scorer, is set to become the third summer signing for Slaven Bilic after the full-back Pablo Zabaleta and the goalkeeper Joe Hart. The fee is believed to be around £13m.

Bilic has been desperate to sign a forward after injuries to Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho meant West Ham ended last season with the on-loan Jonathan Calleri, who scored one deflected goal in 19 appearances, playing in attack.

Hernández is a proven Premier League performer after scoring 59 goals during a four-year spell at Old Trafford. The player, known as Chicharito, moved to Real Madrid on loan in 2014 and a year later signed for Leverkusen, where he scored 28 Bundesliga goals in 54 appearances.

Assuming the move goes through as planned Hernández could make his West Ham league debut against his former club United at Old Trafford on 13 August.

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