West Ham have confirmed the signing of Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee worth £16 million.
The two clubs announced a fee for the striker had been agreed last week, and the Mexico international has now officially joined the Hammers after finalising personal terms and completing a medical.
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Hernandez, 29, joins on a three-year deal after spending the past two seasons in the Bundesliga.
“I am very happy to join West Ham United,” he said. “For me, the Premier League is the best league in the world and when the opportunity came, I was desperate to sign for this club.
“It was not a difficult decision. West Ham is an historic club, and very ambitious – this summer you can see with the players signed that they are looking to have a very good season.
“I am desperate for the season to start and to help the team achieve all their objectives.”
Joint-Chairman David Sullivan added: “We are delighted to welcome Javier as the latest fantastic addition to the West Ham United squad.
“Following the arrivals of Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic, he is another top class professional who brings great experience and quality to the Club.
“We now have some fantastic options in attacking positions and, like all West Ham fans, I am looking forward to seeing Javier score goals in a claret and blue shirt next season.”
Chicharito became Mexico's all-time leading goalscorer in May, recording his 47th international goal during a friendly against Croatia.