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January 22, 2020 at 11:03 AMKCEE
Former Manchester United and Mexican striker, Javier Hernandez is now the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer after agreeing a three-year deal worth £103,000 a week to join LA Galaxy from Sevilla.
According to Mail Online Sport, the deal is worth £8million – £3m more than Galaxy paid Villarreal for Giovani dos Santos in 2015.
The deal comes days after Galaxy boss Dennis te Kloese told Spanish newspaper Marca that he was interested in the 31-year-old.
Kloese said: ‘We are going to try seriously to sign him, it would be a good deal for us.
After signing the Mexican today, Galaxy boss Dennis te Kloese in a statement said: ‘Javier has consistently scored goals in top leagues throughout the world and has been his country’s most successful player over the last decade.
‘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.’
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker who will now replace Swedish legend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who moved to AC Milan, used Instagram to bid farewell to Sevilla.
He wrote: ‘I say goodbye to a club where I was a short time, but enough to keep a special affection and know what it means in the world of football.
‘It is a goodbye with nostalgia, because I am sure that if I had had more minutes, I would not have had to leave so soon. I just have to respect it. As a result, it has been decided that I could take this incredible opportunity to continue enjoying my passion. I leave calm and happy, because I gave everything for this club.
It is difficult to say goodbye to a city as incredible as Seville, but I say goodbye very grateful to her and all her people that from the second one they treated me very well.
‘I want to thank all my colleagues, people who work throughout the club, coaching staff and especially Monchi; for all the help provided and for giving me the opportunity to belong to this club. I hope they achieve all the proposed goals and that the name of Sevilla FC continues to grow. See you forever!’
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