It’s still not totally decided which number the Mexico forward will be sporting with the London club, but he’s ruled out his traditional digits
Fans looking forward to buying a new West Ham United shirt with forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s name and number on the back will have to wait a little longer to see exactly what that number will be.
Mexico’s all-time leading scorer was presented at West Ham after joining the London side from Bayer Leverkusen but still isn’t sure which number he’ll sport with the Hammers. It does appear, though, that his days wearing his traditional No. 14 may be over.
“I’ve got a little bit of an idea, but I can’t say yet. They’re going to announce it when they have a bit of an idea what the rest of the club’s movements are like,” he told Fox Sports. “Something that we do have in mind is that I’m not going to use the 14. We’ll see what number I end up with.”
The forward likely will make his West Ham debut against his former club Manchester United when the teams meet in the first match of the season on Aug. 13.
“It’s going to be a very special weekend. Who would’ve thought my return to the English league would be playing at the place I called home with my old club?” Hernandez said. “It’ll be really nice. I’m very motivated, very hopefully to be there that weekend, also just because it’ll be start of the season.”