LA Galaxy to Make an Offer For Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

Javier Hernandez with West Ham United in August 2019. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/Shutterstock (10361046ad)

MLS teams are not giving up on the attempts to bring Mexican star forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to the U.S. The latest club to make an attempt is LA Galaxy, who are reportedly preparing an offer for the 31-year-old.

ESPN Deportes’ Herculez Gomez reports that Galaxy is willing to offer $10 million to Sevilla in order to lure Hernandez from Spain. The club is focused on getting a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the offseason, and consider Chicharito to be the perfect candidate.

Galaxy’s general manager Dennis te Kloese was recently asked about Chicarito’s possible arrival to the team, and while he didn’t deny the news, he did say that such move would be a challenge to pull off.

“He went from West Ham to Sevilla, and he’s been there for four months only. That makes it a little bit hard for both player and club. I think that’s going to be a challenge,” said te Kloese on Wednesday.

Javier Hernandez was previously linked with LAFC and expansion side Austin FC in the past, but neither move came to fruition. However, Hernandez admitted he is interested in coming to MLS in the future and might be even more open to the idea now, as he struggles to carve his place in Sevilla’s starting lineup.

Chicharito made nine appearances in La Liga this season, but only started four games and managed to score one goal. He played four matches in Europa League, adding two goals.