Some very exciting news today by Manchester United, as they have agreed to sign Mexican starlet Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, pending approval for a work permit.
The 21-year-old Mexican International has been in impeccable form lately, netting 21 goals in 28 games this season for his club, Chivas de Guadalajara, and scoring 4 goals in 4 matches for Mexico. Those 21 goals have come from 32 shots, 24 of which were on target, that’s a goals-to-shots ratio of one-in-three!
The great news came unexpectedly. I have been tracking the youngster for quite some time, and I knew it was only a matter of time before he was off to Europe but I expected the youngster to go to a Spanish team. Mexican players have a much better track record in Spain, but Chicharito or “the little pea” will become the first Mexican to sign for United. As part of the deal, Manchester United will play a friendly against Chivas to open the new Chivas Stadium in Guadalajara this summer.
“I am delighted to reach agreement with Chivas to bring here such an exciting young striker, who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country,” Sir Alex said.
“He will be a great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming our first Mexican player in the summer.”
I agree with Sir Alex, Chicharito will make a great addition to Manchester United, and I cant wait to see the youngster at Old Trafford.