Hernandez admits he wanted to leave West Ham

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Javier Hernandez has told the Daily Mirror that he did want to leave West Ham during the recent transfer window.

The Mexican striker has struggled to hold down a place in the Hammers side since arriving last summer and a number of clubs were linked with him.

And he told the Mirror: “Yes, it was the case that I wanted to go.

“Not because I don’t like West Ham, but because I need to have minutes on the pitch.

“The World Cup is just around the corner and I want to play. But you can see that, even though my agent says I want to go, I have been doing everything I can in a West Ham shirt to help the team.

“I am a very ­professional guy and I want to do that.”

And despite reports the former Manchester United man is unhappy living in the capital, Hernandez insisted that he does feel settled in London

“How can I not be?” he said. “Guadalajara, my home city, is one of the biggest in Mexico. I have always been in big cities.

“I feel good with the fans. I think they are happy with me. They have treated me very well since the beginning. But I want to be better. I want to deliver for them.”

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