Hernandez hails Sevilla switch after leaving Hammers

Sevilla FC
Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez says he has already fallen in love with Sevilla after joining from West Ham United on deadline day.

Sevilla made a surprise late swoop for the 31-year-old striker, paying the Hammers a fee in the region of 8million euros, and he cannot wait to get started after penning a three-year deal.

Hernandez says a conversation with fellow Mexican Miguel Layun convinced him to sign and he is already delighted with what he has seen at his new club.

“It’s a great opportunity. I’m very happy to be at this club,” Hernandez told the assembled media at his first press conference.

“I spoke to Miguel Layun a lot. I have only heard positive things about Sevilla. When I came to visit I fell in love with the city and the club.”

Hernandez started the season brightly for West Ham in the Premier League, starting two games and scoring one goal, and will look to continue that form with his new club.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid man scored a total of 17 goals in 63 appearances for the Hammers after signing in 2017.