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No Man Utd return for Chicharito as Besiktas close on €8.5m deal

20:49 GMT 19/01/2018
Javier Hernandez West Ham
The Mexico striker had been linked with a second stint at Old Trafford, but his next career move is to take him away from England and over to Turkey

Javier Hernandez is close to leaving West Ham for Besiktas in an €8.5 million deal, Goal understands.

The Mexico international only returned to English football in the summer of 2017, with the Hammers acquiring the former Manchester United striker from Bayer Leverkusen.

They invested £16 million in a proven Premier League performer, and handed him a three-year contract.

That agreement is, however, set to be broken after just six months, with a switch to Turkey about to be made.

A return to Old Trafford had been mooted for Hernandez, with Jose Mourinho in the market for support and competition to Romelu Lukaku.

The 29-year-old will not be getting that opportunity, though, as Besiktas have leapt to the front of the transfer queue.

The Turkish side’s chairman, Fikret Orman is in London and holding advanced talks with West Ham regarding Chicharito.

With an agreement now close, the hard-working frontman will soon be in a position to open a new chapter in his career.

It is understood that a contract worth €3.5m-a-year will be put to Hernandez, with Besiktas prepared to spend big in order to make a high-profile addition following the sale of Cenk Tosun to Everton.

Hernadez is best known for his time with United, but he also spent a season on loan at La Liga giants Real Madrid while with the Red Devils and has been a regular source of goals wherever he has been.

If he is to leave West Ham, then he will depart having netted four times in 20 appearances.