Javier Hernandez (Striker)
1st Jun 1988 (Guadalajara, Mexico)Signed:
24th Jul 2017 (£16,000,000)Contract:
3 yearsPrevious Club:
Bayer LeverkusenKUMB Awards:
Best Signing 2017/18 (third place).
Hernandez began his career in 2006, playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara, before becoming the first Mexican player to join Manchester United in July 2010. He spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Real Madrid, then moved permanently to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015.
A Mexican international, he is his country's all-time leading goalscorer (with 48 to his name, at time of writing). He made his debut for Mexico in September 2009 in a match against Colombia and is close to reaching a century of appearances for his country.
Hernandez is commonly known by his nickname 'Chicharito' (aka 'Little Pea'), which he wears on his shirt.
He left West Ham on European transfer deadline day in September 2019, joining La Liga club Seville in an £8million deal.