Last summer, when Javier Hernandez joined West Ham United for a reported fee of £16 million, I probably wasn’t alone in welcoming the transfer.
Hernandez arrived at the London Stadium having played for some pretty decent clubs, including Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Mexican was seen as a player who could deliver goals, especially from those chances that fall to strikers inside the box.
But a year on from the move, I feel myself needing to ask whether the move has been all we expected.
In his solitary season, so far, with us, Hernandez netted just 8 goals, far below his usual return for a season.
Perhaps the fact that the Hammers struggled last season, a struggle that resulted in a change of manager didn’t help the player get into his stride, even more so when it was David Moyes that inherited the managerial hot-seat, the very boss he’d struggled under whilst at Old Trafford.
But with a new season almost upon us and with expectation levels very high, I find myself pondering over whether Hernandez has a future at the club.
Does Pellegrini have a role in mind for the striker or is he set to be just enough squad member?
Could he even be sold, this summer, to assist in balancing the books?
Two intriguing questions and ones I’d like to hear your views on, please feel free to drop your opinions into the comments facility beneath this article