Galaxy In Talks To Sign Mexico's All-Time Scorer Javier Hernandez
The Galaxy are "closing in on a deal that would bring" LaLiga club Sevilla F Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Mexico's all-time leading scorer, to MLS on a "franchise-record transfer," according to Kevin Baxter of the L.A. TIMES. Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese confirmed that the team "was in talks" with Hernandez, who moved from EPL club West Ham United to Sevilla FC for a transfer fee of approximately $8.7M in September last year but has since "fallen out of favor in Spain." It is "unlikely the Galaxy could land Hernandez for less than" $10M given what Sevilla paid for him. The Galaxy are looking for Hernandez to replace F Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the lineup and as the "public face of the franchise." Hernandez in the last decade has been the "most popular Mexican player" in the U.S., and he has an "especially strong following in Southern California" (L.A. TIMES, 1/13).