English Premiership

Hernandez agreed huge pay cut to secure Sevilla move

2019-09-03 08:57
Javier Hernandez (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Striker Javier Hernandez took a massive pay cut to secure a move from West Ham United to Sevilla, according to the La Liga club's sporting director, Monchi.

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 £7 million.

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.

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."

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