Monchi hails Hernandez capture
Sevilla sporting director Monchi has hailed the capture of Javier Hernandez from West Ham, admitting he took a sizeable pay cut.
Hernandez, 31, joined the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017, penning a three-year deal at the London Stadium.
With one season still to run on that contract, he has moved to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium for an undisclosed fee – thought to be in the region of £7million.
The man capped 108 times by Mexico handed in a transfer request last Friday after Manuel Pellegrini made it clear that Sebastien Haller was his main man up front and things have moved quickly.
He scored once this season, in the 1-1 draw with Brighton, but will now play in La Liga for the first time since the 2014-2015 campaign when he spent a season on loan with Real Madrid.
Good morning. I can confirm that Javier Hernandez’s transfer to Spanish La Liga club Sevilla has been completed for an undisclosed fee.
Good luck Javier pic.twitter.com/iv1TN3e0ZK
— David Gold (@davidgold) September 2, 2019
It seems as though Sevilla were always keen on the former Manchester United striker who did his bit financially to ensure the deal went through.
“He is an experienced forward who meets the requirements our coach wants,” said Monchi.
“I wanted to sign him a long time ago and I must say that in my 20 years as a sports director I had never seen a football player lower his salary so much to sign for Sevilla. Javier convinced me in the first talk we had.”