Hernandez once featured for Man Utd and Real Madrid.
Now, he has left Europe for the first time.
Mexico international Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has signed a contract to play for the LA Galaxy after leaving Spanish side Sevilla. The club announced the deal on Tuesday that will bring 31-year-old Hernandez to Los Angeles on a designated player contract. “It was the right time, the right opportunity,” the 31-year-old El Tri hitman told the Los Angeles Times.
Sports Illustrated reported last week that Hernandez’s transfer fee from Sevilla was €8.5 million and his salary would come in at around $6 million per season, just under the wages of Toronto’s Jozy Altidore and countryman and Los Angeles FC’s Carlos Vela at $6.3 million, but the incentives in the deal could take it above that figure to make Hernandez the highest-paid player in the league.
Los Angeles has been waiting.@CH14_ is 🔵⚪️&🟡.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 21, 2020