Javier Hernandez explains reasons for Hammers departure
Mexico international striker Javier Hernandez has explained he has taken a pay cut to join Sevilla in La Liga. West Ham decided to sell the forward after the player had been considered surplus to requirements at the London Stadium this summer.
It is understood that Hernandez had earned upwards of £140,000 per week with the Hammers, and took a significant paycut down to £80,000 per week to move to Spain.
Hernandez quipped: "I have just turned 31, and I feel ready, with the mix of all the experience I have already had.
"This is my tenth season in Europe and what better way to fulfil it than in this club. Monchi [Sevilla's sporting director] was the one who called me, we talked, and he basically asked me if I would be interested in going to Sevilla.
"I think when they ask you that, you don't doubt it and I said 'yes, of course'. I told him that if I didn't go to Sevilla, I was not going to leave the club (West Ham)."