MLS teams have long pursued Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, and it appears the league is making another go at signing the Mexico star.
ESPN is reporting that MLS is in negotiations with the Bayer Leverkusen star over a potential move to the league. The move would reportedly happen in the summer of 2018 following the expiration of Hernandez’s deal with the German club. According to the report, the timeline could be accelerated, though, if the club looks to sell and cash in on the forward in pursuit of a transfer fee.
Hernandez’s salary would reportedly be upwards of $9 million, the largest deal in MLS.
Orlando City and the Chicago Fire reportedly pursued the Mexican star in recent years, while the LA Galaxy and upcoming expansion side Los Angeles FC are reportedly in the hunt this time around.