West Ham signs former Manchester United forward

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, commonly known as Chicharito has officially joined West Ham United.

The Mexican, who last player for Bundesliga up-and-comers Bayer Leverkusen was unveiled by the Hammers on Monday 25 July evening after the English side successfully negotiated a £16m move with the German club over the past few weeks.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was in the market for a skilled finisher to enable his team break into the top 10 of the ultra-competitive Premier League, and the tactician can now rest easy having acquired marksman capable of scoring over 20 goals a season.

Chicharito, who was admittedly keen on making a return to the Premier League, effectively becomes West Ham’s highest paid player after agreeing to a three-year, £140,000-a-week deal. The 29-year-old joins the likes of former Manchester City goalie Joe Hart in Bilic’s new-look squad.