LA Galaxy trusts Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and isn’t looking to loan him out despite speculation surrounding his future in MLS.
The 32-year-old is linked with a return to Mexico with Chivas, the club where he made his professional debut in 2006.
Hernandez scored a goal in a losing cause against Portland Timbers in the MLS Is Back tournament in July, his only league goal since December 2019 – while playing in La Liga for Sevilla.
Chivas sporting director Ricardo Pelaez recently opened the door for a move for Hernandez, suggesting he could be an option in an interview with Azteca Deportes.
“Any player who comes to Chivas, including Chicharito, whoever they are, must come and work with all their heart to achieve our goals,” said Pelaez.
“We have an obligation to our fans, not for celebrations or parties, but to win titles.”
However, Goal has learned that such a decision is probably not ahead of the 2021 Clausura, which is due to start in January.
More importantly, the Galaxy has no plans to loan Hernandez. They made a significant investment in making him a marquee signing earlier this year, paying Sevilla $ 10million (£ 8million) and making him one of the highest paid players in MLS. .
“Javier is a historic signing for our club and this league, underscoring our ambition to continue to be the best in Major League Soccer,” said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of Galaxy AEG owner.
Additionally, the board headed by Chris Klein, manager Dennis te Kloese and coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, trust Hernandez to overcome his current scoring drought.
The veteran poacher has scored goals in England, Spain, Germany and Mexico and, with 52 goals in 109 games for his country, has an enviable pedigree when it comes to finding the net.
Therefore, Chivas is unlikely to re-sign Hernandez in the short term.
However, many Mexican soccer fans are hoping to see “Chicharito” end his playing career in his home country, and that possibility remains open for the future.
The Galaxy’s next game is a Los Angeles derby against its LAFC rivals this weekend.