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Reports: Galaxy continue chase for Chicharito

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has been linked with a move to the L.A. Galaxy and the Mexican forward is reportedly showing mutual interest in a move to MLS.

Hernandez had been linked with the Western Conference club this week, despite being only four months into a contract with La Liga side Sevilla. The Galaxy were reportedly set to offer Sevilla $10 million for the El Tri man.

“What Chicharito wants most is to play,” ESPN Deportes Sergio Dipp reported. “It’s not the first time that an MLS team is chasing him, but it is the first time that Chicharito is interested in an MLS [move].”

Hernandez has struggled for any consistency at Sevilla this season, scoring one goal in nine appearances. The 31-year-old has failed to play more than 20 games since the 2016-17 campaign for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic now gone from the Galaxy, Guillermo Barros Schelotto is seeking a top forward to replace the Swede. Hernandez has totaled 156 professional goals between stints at Manchester United, Guadalajara, Real Madrid, West Ham United, Bayer Leverkusen, and Sevilla.

He’s also scored 52 goals in 109 appearances for El Tri, but only two goals in 2019.

The Galaxy returned to the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2019, before being eliminated by rivals LAFC in the Western Conference Semifinals. Their 2020 MLS schedule gets underway on Feb. 29th at the Houston Dynamo.


  1. Suarez currently makes about $26 million in salary for Barcelona he’s not coming to LA for 10. Aguero is making around 16 million. James is around $20 million. These guys are unlikely to take less to play in a league no one else in the world cares about.

  2. Luis Hernandez 2.0 ? They paid 5 million for fhe Mexican winger back in the day and he failed fo live up to the hype. He was fast for a Mexican but MLS had guys who were just as fast and he didnt have anything else to offer.

    Chcicarito can’t create his own goal scoring chances like Ibra and depends on service, which LA can’t provide.

  3. No one wants (maybe some whiny white hipster) him!!! get a real super star like: Suarez, Aguero, James Rodriguez, even Vidal etc…someone with great success in European leagues and with their national team!!!

      • With $10 million, you can spend invest South American with higher success in Europe.
        I agree: Suarez and Aguero would be like $10 million a year in salary, but people would turn the T.V. Hell, I turn in for Ibra and Pity Martinez.

    • And yet…….. even though Zlatan is clearly the more dominant player- Galaxy are likely to be a better more cohesive, happier TEAM w/ Hernandez. Not being a fan of Galaxy- I hope not. Ha!

      • I grew-up in L.A. and going to Galaxy games, I am yet to see mexican fan base, just because people speak spanish or have spanish does not make them “mexican”. Most Galaxy fans are Central Americans.

        Most Hispanics communities can’t stand Hernandez because how the media pushes him.

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