Football: West Ham agree terms for striker Javier Hernandez

Mexico's forward Javier Hernandez plays the ball during the 2017 Confederations Cup group A football match between Mexico and Russia at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Kazan.
Mexico's forward Javier Hernandez plays the ball during the 2017 Confederations Cup group A football match between Mexico and Russia at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Kazan.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (Reuters) - West Ham United have agreed a deal to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez from German side Bayer Leverkusen, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

The 29-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, known as Chicharito, is expected to arrive in London in the next few days for a medical and to finalise personal terms on a transfer British media are reporting to be worth £16 million (S$28.35 million).

Hernandez joined Manchester United from Chivas in 2010 and scored 59 goals in 156 appearances, as well as having a loan spell at Madrid, before joining Leverkusen in August 2015.

In Germany, he netted 39 times in 76 matches. He is also Mexico's all-time leading goalscorer, after he scored his 47th international goal on his 91st appearance, against Croatia in May.