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Chicharito finally signs for LA Galaxy!


Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has finally joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side LA Galaxy after several years of being linked with the club.

The former Manchester United striker, who has spent the last decade in Europe, is being touted as the direct replacement of former star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich who made a return back to Europe.

According to the official website of the MLS, Hernandez, 31, joins the Galaxy after half a season in Spain, making 15 appearances across all competitions for Sevilla.

Prior to his move to Andalusia, he spent two seasons with West Ham, two with Bayern Leverkusen and one, on loan, with Real Madrid. His four seasons — and 157 appearances with 59 goals — with Manchester United, which included starting in a Champions League final, remain his personal bests at the club level.

“Javier has consistently scored goals in top leagues throughout the world and has been his country’s most successful player over the last decade,” said LA Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese in a statement.

“He is a competitor who has proven success at the highest level and has scored the most goals ever of one of the best teams in Concacaf.

“We think he can be one of Major League Soccer’s best attacking threats and help our team in multiple ways. We are excited to bring Javier to Los Angeles and we look forward to him representing this city and our fans as a member of the LA Galaxy.”
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