Chicharito to MLS?
Javier Hernandez is negotiating to leave Bayer Leverkusen for a surprising destination, ESPN report. The Mexican hitman, nicknamed Chicharito, could move to Major League Soccer. Los Angeles FC, who begin playing in 2018, and LA Galaxy are said to be the two clubs interested in the forward. Both have declined to comment on the speculation.
Chicharito’s contract with Leverkusen expires in 2018 so MLS clubs are keen to get him to agree to a move then. But Leverkusen will want to cash in on one of their biggest stars. With the likes of Chelsea also reportedly interested in Hernandez, they shouldn’t have a shortage of offers. His desire to play at the highest level could keep him in Europe.
A move closer to home makes sense for Hernandez but it seems a little premature given that he’s only 28-years-old.
He’s been one of the most prolific strikers in European football for several years now. Last season, he scored 28 goals in his debut campaign with Leverkusen. He’s followed that up with 12 goals so far this season.