Mexico international Javier Hernández has completed his move to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy, ending a six-month spell with Sevilla.
The 31-year-old only left West Ham in the summer as he looked for more game time elsewhere, but Hernández has been well behind Luuk de Jong and Munir El Haddadi in the club's pecking order and Sevilla have also signed another striker, Youssef En-Nesyri, this month.
Hernández has been tipped to move to MLS for a number of weeks and fans have now received official confirmation from the club, with the Mexico international saying that it's 'the right time' to join LA Galaxy.
"Like when people describe me playing, you know, that he’s always in the right place at the right time," Hernández told the LA Times, prior to LA Galaxy's official announcement.
"It was the right time, the right opportunity. I’m going to be playing. That’s what I want in my life. People are going to say it was because I couldn’t make it [in Europe], but sometimes in football, there are things that are not in your hands.
"The last two years, the managers decided on giving confidence to other players rather than me. And now, the LA Galaxy, the manager of the club and the league, are telling me, ‘Look, Javier, we want to give you all the trust, all the confidence to help us', and that’s why I’m taking this opportunity."
Hernández has signed a three-year contract worth a reported £103k a week in Los Angeles, and he will join a host of Mexico internationals who have moved to the United States to further their careers, playing on a regular basis without the pressures and demands that come in Europe.
Former Arsenal star Carlos Vela is the most notable Mexican import in MLS right now, but Hernández revealed that it was actually a conversation with new teammate Jonathan dos Santos that convinced him over the move.
"Jonathan told me the league is very underrated," he added. "I really believe you don’t go there to retire."
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