Premier League side, West Ham United have unveiled their latest acquisition ahead of the new season.

He is £16 million Mexican striker Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen.

The Hammers confirmed the signing of the 29-year-old late Monday night.

It is understood that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star put pen to paper on a three-year deal and will fly out to Germany in the coming days to meet up with Slaven Bilic and his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp.

Hernandez, who became Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer earlier this year said he is eager to hit the ground running with his new club.

“I am very happy to join West Ham United,” he said. “For me, the Premier League is the best league in the world and when the opportunity came, I was desperate to sign for this club.

“It was not a difficult decision. West Ham is an historic club, and very ambitious – this summer you can see with the players signed that they are looking to have a very good season.

“I’ve had three fantastic years playing in Spain and Germany, but England was really the first big chapter in my career and I am so happy to be back.

“I am desperate for the season to start and to help the team achieve all their objectives.”

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan added: “We are delighted to welcome Javier as the latest fantastic addition to the West Ham United squad".