Javier Hernandez, also known as “Chicharito”, has confirmed his move to Major league Soccer’s LA Galaxy
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Javier Hernandez confirmed his move to LA Galaxy. However, the Galaxies are yet to officially give any statement with regards to the transfer, but LA Times published the interview of Hernandez speaking about the transfer where he was seen wearing the new club’s jersey.
As per reports by Sports Illustrated on Friday, the MLS giants are paying Sevilla a transfer amount of €8.5 million ($9.4 million), followed by a three-year contract with a fixed salary of roughly $6 million, plus incentives.
“I’m going to be playing,” Hernandez told the Times. “That’s what I want in my life. People are going to say it was because I couldn’t make it [in Europe], but sometimes in football, there are things that are not in your hands.
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“Last two years, the managers decided on giving confidence to other players rather than me. And now, the LA Galaxy, the manager of the club and the league, are telling me: ‘Look, Javier, we want to give you all the trust, all the confidence to help us,’ and that’s why I’m taking this opportunity.”
Hernandez also mentioned that he had spoken to the LA Galaxy’s Jonathan Dos Santos about the move to MLS. “Jonathan told me the league is much underrated,”
Hernandez has failed to show his worth at Sevilla this summer, scoring just one goal in nine appearances. As the Mexican footballer looks forward to participating in one more World Cup.
“I’m going to be able to play in front of a lot of Mexican fans, Galaxy fans, American fans,” Hernandez said. “That’s what’s great about football. They give you a lot of opportunities.”
With Hernandez playing at Los Angeles vicinity, it would be really interesting of how he would be expected to fit in the shoes of the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Speaking of numbers, Hernandez has scored 156 goals in 424 appearances. He was on two Premier League-winning sides with Manchester United in 2010-11 and 2012-13, and won the 2006 Apertura with Chivas and has also been a part of three World Cup squads with Mexico, making 109 appearances.