Javier Hernandez has signed a contract with LA Galaxy, which will make him the highest-paid soccer player in the MLS, Sports Illustrated reports.
Chicharito has been a subject of interest to the MLS side for some time now, with reports linking him to the Los Angeles club as early as a week ago. The striker will reportedly cost Galaxy around $10 million.
Javier Hernandez is Mexico’s all-time leading scorer
The 31-year old striker has been very prolific for his country, scoring 52 goals in 109 games. He has also made a solid name around Europe, playing for teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Bayer Leverkusen.
His fellow countryman Carlos Vela, who plays for Galaxy’s rivals Los Angeles FC, was asked earlier this week what he thinks about Chicharito’s potential coming to the MLS. Here’s what Vela said:
“He’s a scoring machine. He’s always there looking to score goals, [but] he also does a really good job defending for his team. I think it’s really important if they get him because he’s a good player, and I think he can be a good signing for everybody if it happens.”
Hernandez joins a growing Mexican community in the MLS, featuring the likes of the aforementioned Carlos Vela, as well as teammate Jonathan Dos Santos.