Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has agreed to join West Ham United from Bayer Leverkusen where he joined in 2015 after parting ways with Red Devils and enjoyed a decent run scoring 39 goals in his 76 appearances for Bayer. Sources close to West Ham had told ESPN earlier that a deal was close to completion, with Hernandez’s £13 million (€14.5m, $16.9m) release clause set to be activated and now the Mexican striker agreed he will play for the Hammers coming season and to your amusement the first game is at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
West Ham have also roped in Austrian international Marco Arnautovic from Stoke for a reported 24 million and the deal is set to complete this Friday. After securing the services of Joe Hart on loan these 2 new recruits will surely add venom to their attack alongside Antonio who performed well last season.
Spaniard Alvaro Morata today confirmed his highly anticipated Chelsea move after months of speculation to whether who will replace Diego Costa and is third addition to English champions after Rudiger and Bakayoko. “I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club,” said Morata, 24. “I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible.”
Leonardo Bonucci is today officially an AC Milan player after the club announced that the 42 million move is now complete and said that both parties have penned a 5 year deal. Milan boss Vincenzo Montella said: “He is a player with international experience. Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world. Coaching him is a dream come true.” Bonucci having won the Serie A title with rivals Inter in 2006 and later having enjoyed 6 years at Juventus is now a part of AC Milan overhaul after they bought Hakan Calhanoglu, Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Fabio Borini, Andrea Conti and Lucas Biglia this summer.
Lucas Leiva has left Liverpool after a 10 year spell with the Reds and departed for Lazio where he is a direct reaplacement for Biglia who left for AC Milan. Having made 345 appearances for the reds he was very versatile to work with and was a popular player at Anfield, being named Young Player of the Year in 2010 and Fans’ Player of the Year in 2011.The departures of Xabi Alonso in 2009 and Javier Mascherano in 2011 saw Lucas became an integral part of the team but he suffered a cruciate ligament injury at Stamford Bridge in December 2011, meaning he missed the rest of the season and Liverpool’s League Cup final win over Cardiff.