LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Mexican soccer superstar Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The 31-year-old striker is signing a contract that will make him the highest paid player in Major League soccer, a source told Sports Illustrated.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
Hernandez left the Premier League’s West Ham United to join Spanish club Sevilla in September, but has played sparingly since.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
Hernandez started his professional club career with Guadalajara before jumping across the pond to Manchester United, where he played for four seasons before bouncing around between Real Madrid, Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham United.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
He is Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer with 52 goals.