JAVIER HERNANDEZ is open to the idea of leaving West Ham for a 'top club' as he does not even know where his future lies in the new year.
Mexico's top goal scorer has struggled for game time under Manuel Pellegrini, having only started twice, and has found it has taken longer than expected to get back to full fitness after suffering from a virus.
AFP or licensors4 Hernandez is open to the idea of moving away from West Ham
Hernandez's spot on the bench is proving costly for West Ham and his omission has reportedly caused unrest amongst the squad, due to him being the best paid player.
While the striker has set himself an end-of-season target of helping the Hammers move up the table and fight for a spot in Europe, he is uncertain as to whether he would still be in East London in February.
When asked by Marca if he planned to stick around at West Ham if he didn't feature regularly, Hernandez said: “I don't know, even this winter!
“I want to play, to participate as much as possible and I have the ability to win a place but I need to respect the decisions being taken and for that reason I am not closing the door on moving this winter.
Getty – Contributor4 Hernandez and Carroll have been putting in extra training behind closed doors
“There is an exit door and another in the summer. I am happy here but I want to play more.
"I am not ruling it out but at the same time it needs to be for a top club and that is the case now or in the summer."
Hernandez, 30, suggested that now he is fully fit he is prepared to fight for a spot with Marko Arnautovic.
The pair are the only players in the squad to be on three figure salaries, Arnautovic has got five goals this season but Hernandez's lack of game time has seen him find the back of the net just twice.
AFP or licensors4 The Mexico international holds the record for 50 goals in 106 games for his country
Getty Images – Getty4 Two starts this season have not helped Hernandez
His huge wages since signing in July mean his ten goals for the Hammers have cost them a staggering £980,000 each.
West Ham may also consider his future with them, as he continues to prove a costly substitute.
Hernandez believes he is still in prime condition and is weighing up his options as a result of Pellegrini's reluctance to play him.
Having played for the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, he is keen to play a pivitol role in another big club.
The Mexico international may not be the only Hammer leaving for a 'big club', as Declan Rice is also being monitored by the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.