West Ham have completed the signing of former Manchester United signing Javier Hernandez on a three-year deal.
The Mexican’s transfer was confirmed by the Hammers, who have got a fantastic deal for a fee of £16million from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
In fact, the signing of the 29-year-old could turn out to be the deal of the summer.
The Hammers have lacked goals up front over the past few seasons and Hernandez is likely to give the club what they have been craving for a long time.
Hernandez made an instant impact when he joined Manchester United in 2010 and many are excited to see him back in the Premier League.
So, with the player having signed on the dotted line at the London Stadium, what can the Hammers expect of the player next season?
Well, here is what a number of key figures during his five-year spell at the Red Devils had to say about Chicharito.
Sir Alex Ferguson
“It’s been nothing but acceleration. We tell a lot of our young players to take time to settle in, learn the language and develop physically, because it is a physical league.
“He’s now had his breaking-in period and, although he could speak English, it is now much better. He comes into training every morning at 9am, does his own work in the gym, then stays after training with the rest of the players and practices various parts of his game.
“The boy wants to be a player and the footballing tradition of his family has helped. That gives him an extra encouragement and urge to do well, which is sensational.”
“He works so hard and he has done so well since he came to the club, that you get rewards for that. He will score lots and lots of goals for this club.
“He’s tough. He’s grown up in Mexico and what sets him apart for me is his work rate every single day. He’s got the right attributes and talent.
“You obviously have talent when you come to this club, but his work-rate and his attitude is phenomenal. To be honest, he is one of the most exciting young prospects we’ve seen at the club for some time.”
“It’s hard not to get too excited by a player like Javier. We’ve seen it over the years. You can get excited by players and build them up. But I was genuinely excited in pre-season, seeing what he could do.
“Javier’s just a natural finisher and they don’t come along that often. You saw that when he scored against Valencia, it was just a great goal. His first touch was great as was his finish. It was just instinctive and when you’ve got that, you’ll score an awful lot of goals.
“He was only on for about 15 minutes but in that time he hit the post, ran through onto a cross when their keeper saved it, and he’s just a dangerous player.
“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] had every finish – left foot, right foot, headers, the lot. And Javier’s goal reminded me a little bit of Ole, just because he always used to hit the side netting low and hard, whether it was with his right foot or left foot, and so it was similar in that respect.”
“Not a lot of strikers make the runs he does. It’s physically demanding. You have to be really fit to make those movements for 90 minutes.
“If I was a coach I would tell every young striker that he should take note of how Javier plays. That is what you have to do if you want to be a top footballer.”
“Always when he comes on you feel he will score. It’s unbelievable.”
“He looks like an out-and-out goalscorer. That’s not to say he can’t play outside the box as well, because when the ball comes up to him his touch is good as well.
“But he’s a threat in behind defenders, and hopefully he’ll score a lot of goals this year.
“People say he’s like Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer], and I thought that the first time I saw him in training.
“We did a finishing session and everything was in the bottom corner. He scores whenever he gets a chance.
“He comes on and looks lively. He’s adapted to the pace of the game already. He’s capable of scoring goals and if he’s anything like Ole, we’ll take that.”
“Great result for us today. Love playing with Hernandez. Buy of the century. Great lad to [sic].”
“If I was a manager and I could have one substitute in my team in world football, it would be him.
“He is dynamite as a substitute. He is so quick, his movement is unbelievable, he has just got a knack of scoring goals.”