Sevilla confirm the signing of Chicharito
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Sevilla confirm the signing of Chicharito

Laliga side Sevilla FC has confirmed the acquisition of Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez for a period of three years.

The striker joins from English Premier League side West Ham United; a club he has been at for the past two years after joining from Bayer Leverkusen.

In a statement on their website, Sevilla noted: “Sevilla FC and West Ham United FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Javier Hernández Balcázar, known in the footballing world as Chicharito, to join Sevilla.

“At 31 years of age, Chicharito is the all-time top scorer for his national team, Mexico, with 51 goals in 108 games. He has been called up by Mexico for the upcoming international fixtures where Mexico will play the United States and Argentina.”

Transfer Request

The forward is said to have handed in a transfer request on Friday and flew to Spain for a medical on Sunday.

His future at the London Stadium had been uncertain following the arrival of club-record signing Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in July.

A positive start to this season for Manuel Pellegrini's side, along with Hernandez having less than a year remaining on his contract, convinced the Hammers to agree to the player's request to leave.

The former Manchester United forward leaves the Hammers after making 55 Premier League appearances for the scoring 16 goals, including one this season.