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.”