Report: Galaxy closing in on adding F 'Chicharito'
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Officials from the Los Angeles Galaxy are set to meet representatives from Spanish club Sevilla on Monday to finalize a transfer fee that would bring striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez to MLS, according to a report from Spanish news outlet Marca.
The Galaxy could end up paying a transfer fee somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 million for the star Mexico striker. Hernandez has struggled to get significant playing time with Sevilla, scoring one goal over nine games.
If a deal is reached, Hernandez would effectively replace striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored 52 goals in two seasons for the Galaxy before he joined Italian side AC Milan, where he has already scored a goal in two games.
The 31-year-old Hernandez started his club career with Mexico's Guadalajara in 2006 before seeing time at Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham before moving to Spain. He has 115 career goals for his club teams.
Hernandez has also been productive for Mexico's national team scoring 52 goals in 109 appearances, while participating in three World Cups.