According to The Chronicle, Newcastle are interested in the services of West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, although manager Rafa Benitez doesn’t reckon the Hammers will be willing to help a relegation rival.
The Toons were keen on bringing the Mexico international to Tyneside last summer, only for the east Londoners to pip them to the race by paying £16million.
Chicharito has since struggled to hold on a regular spot at the London Stadium, and is keen on leaving before next Wednesday’s deadline in order to boost his World Cup chances.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has revealed he’s willing to break the club’s transfer record in order for Benitez to sign a striker, and the 29-year-old ex-Manchester United man can be a perfect choice.
With 42 Premier League goals to his name, Chicharito could hit “club-50” at Saint James’ Park this season if a move is sealed.
Apart from being a fox in the box and an experienced hitman, the Mexican has the ability to finish the few chances a side like Newcastle create per game.
The West Ham man is fit to be Newcastle’s new club record signing, as his goals can get them to safety and make them punch above their weights next term.