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Official – Ex-Everton striker undergoing medical at an EPL club

  • West Ham United have agreed a fee with Hull City for Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic and the striker is undergoing a medical at Upton Park according to Sky Sports.

    The 30-year-old was contracted to Hull City who was relegated to Championship last season and West Ham finally end their search for a striker with the former Rangers striker.

    West Ham were in advanced stages of negotiation with Manchester United’s Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, but it is believed the contract talks broke down due to player’s excessive wage demands.

    Hernandez is now understood to be set to sign for German Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen.

    West Ham owners are very optimistic about the future of the club and made some significantly good signings this season with Angello Ogbonna from Juventus, Dimitri Payet from Marseille and Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria. 

    Jelavic started his career with Prva HNL side Hajduk Split in 2002, before moving to Belgian Pro League club Zulte Waregem in 2007. A year later, he moved to Austrian Bundesliga club, Rapid Wien. In 2010, he was signed by Scottish club Rangers, with whom he won the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish League Cup in his first season. He moved to England with Everton in January 2012, and Hull City two years later.

    Jelavić is a former Croatian international; he made his debut in 2009 and retired in 2014. He has represented the country at UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Jelavic played 36 games for Croatia and scored 6 goals. 

    Jelavic played 50 games for Hull City and scored 13 goals. He had previously played 69 games for Everton scoring 21 goals.

    He was a lethal goalscorer in Scotland with Rangers where he netted 36 times in 55 games.

    Jelavic is going to be the fourth permanent signing of Slaven Bilic on his first season in Premier League. 

    West Ham have plenty of options for striker position now with Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate but with the injury concerns of Carroll and Valencia, it would be a great deal for them getting the Croatian.

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