For years, reports linking Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez to MLS have swirled, but, ultimately, a move for the Mexican star has never quite come to fruition. Now, as they prepare for their debut season, LAFC is reportedly hoping to be the club that finally attracts the forward stateside.
According to AS, LAFC will do “everything possible” to sign Hernandez ahead of the club’s 2018 debut. The forward’s contract with Bayer Leverkusen ends in 2018, opening the door for a potential move away from the club.
Previous reports linked the club with a slew of big names, including Hernandez, Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas.
LAFC is reportedly aiming to announce a head coach in the spring, and the club is reportedly hoping to seal a move for Hernandez during a similar time frame.
Hernandez recently spoke out regarding MLS, stating that the league is “the most appealing to me, much more than the Chinese League”.
The forward scored 17 Bundesliga goals last season, and has so far scored five in 15 appearances during the 2016-17 season.