It is now official, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will continue with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the 2023 season, after the MLS club confirmed on Monday the renewal of its top striker. The Mexican striker himself had already informed that with his numbers in 2022 he would agree to this clause and today the club ratified it.
“There were no negotiations, I have an automatic renewal clause when I reach 11 goals and have 60% of the minutes on the field,” Chicharito Hernandez said.
In fact, the Galaxy released a list of players who will remain on the roster by exercising their guaranteed contracts for 2023, including the former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker:
Those staying with the Galaxy in 2023
Goalkeeper Jonathan Bond; defenders Julian Araujo, Nick Depuy, Raheem Edwards, Marcus Ferkranus, Chase Gasper, Kelvin Leerdam and Jalen Neal; midfielders Efrain Alvarez, Gaston Brugman, Douglas Costa, Mark Delgado, Samuel Grandsir, Carlos Harvey and Riqui Puig; and forwards Kevin Cabral and Dejan Joveljic.
In addition, the LA Galaxy exercised renewal options with Martn Cceres and Sga Coulibaly, midfielders Daniel Aguirre, Jonathan Prez and Adam Saldaa and forward Preston Judd.
The franchise also reported that it is negotiating renewals with goalkeepers Jonathan Klinsmann and Richard Snchez, defender Eriq Zavaleta and midfielder Vctor Vzquez and waived its rights to defender Jorge Villafaa and midfielder Sacha Klejstan, who are out of contract.
Chicharito’s numbers in 2022
In the 2022 season, Javier Hernndez scored 17 goals and 2 assists in 30 games. He also scored one goal in four games in the US Open Cup. In total, Chicharito has scored 37 goals with the LA Galaxy.
The LA Galaxy finished fifth in the MLS Western Conference with 13 wins, seven draws and 12 losses (46 points in 32 games) and were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals against eventual champions LAFC, falling in a thrilling game in the final minutes.
According to the Transfermarkt portal, Chicharito Hernandez’s transfer is worth two million euros. His highest value was 25 million euros, when he played for Bayer Leverkusen in 2016.