Javier Hernandez's time with LA Galaxy has come to an end, a decision that, although announced just a couple of weeks ago, was swiftly made within the MLS club once it was known that the veteran Mexican's injury would keep him off the field for the remainder of 2023.
Consequently, any option of renewal was ruled out, leaving 'Chicharito' as a free agent awaiting the definition of his future on the playing field.
The former forward for the Mexican national team made it clear that retirement is not an option in his plans. He stated that he has been in contact with people from the markets in Saudi Arabia, Europe, Liga MX, and the MLS.
In fact, regarding these potential destinations, four teams have already been identified as analyzing their chances of signing the Mexican forward in January, as reported by Futbol Total.
In Mexico, as reported by 90min, Chivas is the team with the most intentions of making a move for Hernandez, and Javier himself views a return to Guadalajara very positively. Similarly, Monterrey's Rayados are considering the Mexican's name in the event of a possible departure of Funes Mori, although 'Chicharito' is not their first choice.
Similarly, within the MLS, Austin F.C. and the Chicago Fire are open to giving the Mexican another stint in the United States. In all cases, none of the teams are willing to pay the over $6 million that the forward was earning annually with the Galaxy.
Will we see 'Chicharito' face the LA Galaxy in the MLS next season?