Javier Hernandez has finally made the ultimate move in his career where he will now debut in the MLS with LA Galaxy.’
Javier Hernandez once the most notable face of the national team of Mexico has found his destination at 31 years of age and it is with one of the most recognizable club teams in the Major League Soccer, LA Galaxy. With his recent photograph uploaded wearing an LA Galaxy kit, it set the final notice that indeed the Sevilla player will be joining the California team for the 2020 season and for a few years to come.
With the departure of the superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy was in search for a player to fill in the gap for the team and not only in the field but outside of it due to the strong connection Hernandez has with the Mexican culture as he capped over 100 games, scoring well over 50 goals in the national competition level and being part of the World Cup tenures since 2010. Hernandez is no stranger to the spotlight as he has spent his last 10 years in the European leagues playing with high caliber teams, Manchester United (37 goals), Real Madrid (7 goals), Bayer Leverkusen (28 goals), West Ham United (16 goals) and most recently with Sevilla (1 Goal). Not to mention, also starting his career and participating with one of the biggest historic club teams in the Liga MX, Chivas de Guadalajara that led him to many open doors his career.
“Chicharito”, currently will also play aside with another national player of Mexico, Jonathan Dos Santos within Galaxy and will face other Mexican players around the league, most recognizable, Carlos Vela, of LA FC, Carlos Fierro of San Jose Earthquakes and the recent acquisition to Sporting Kansas City, Alan Pulido. Which to take into consideration more and more players are slowly making their way to the MLS as a league that is growing rapidly in the competition level and maybe it is just a start for several Mexican players to continue their careers in the United States. Also, it would be without a doubt that the matchup between LA FC vs LA Galaxy other known as El Trafico could spark many viewers across the nation and I would certainly be one of them to tune in.
With the move to LA Galaxy, Javier Hernandez will be the highest player in the league making an annual base salary of $6 million for the next three years and an option for a fourth year. But we will see if Hernandez will last the entire three to four years as he has stated that he would like to return to the team that started his career, Chivas.
Still, a few questions will remain open if Hernandez could continue being part of the national team of Mexico as rumors have swirled with the indifference’s the forward has had with Martino and the federation with the handling of money and outside activities “Chicha”, has been involved in. Quite honestly, Hernandez has heavy competition if he is welcomed back with El Tri, as Raul Jimenez has made a big noise in England with Wolverhampton and J.J. Macias has turned many views on him due to his scoring abilities.
Furthermore, starting today Chicharito surely will make a big splash in the MLS and we will all be witnessing it!