Can Javier Chicharito do the business v Huddersfield?

West Ham & Javier Hernandez

Rumours linking Mexican striker Javier Hernandez with an exit from West Ham have been around for months.

Back in January, it appeared that Chicharito could be on his way to Valencia.

However, in what appears to be a clear statement that forward is remaining with the Hammers, the club have confirmed Javier Hernandez will wear the number 9 shirt in 2019-20.

Andy Carroll used to wear the #9 jersey, however he’s left the Irons after his contract expired.

Andriy Yarmolenko also gets a new number

After almost a full season on the sidelines, Andriy Yarmolenko is back for West Ham’s pre-season training.

The club have also confirmed on Wednesday that Yarmolenko will inherit Marko Arnautovic’s number 7 shirt number.

Arnautovic has left West Ham to join Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League.

Reece Oxford dropped from West Ham’s tour

There was once a time when Man United were linked with an 8 million pound move to sign Reece Oxford.

Now 20, questions have to be asked if Reece Oxford will ever make it at West Ham.

Oxford has been loaned out to Reading, Gladbach and Augsburg in recent seasons.

On Wednesday, West Ham confirmed that the defensive midfielder has been omitted from the club’s pre-season touring squad.

West Ham name 23-man touring squad

Antonio, Cresswell, Cullen, Diangana, Diop, Felipe Anderson, Fredericks, Chicharito, Fabianski, Johnson, Lanzini, Martin, Noble, Obiang, Ogbonna, Reid, Rice, Roberto, Sanchez, Snodgrass, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Zabaleta.

Also see: Marko Arnautovic sends message to West Ham fans after departing club.

West Ham consider signing Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson after Maxi Gomez snub.

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Benjamin Newman