Javier Hernandez – I’d rather earn $5 million in Spain than $10 million in MLS


Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez react from Russia to Mexico’s loss at Denmark of their closing tune-up for the World Cup.

Mexico striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez says he would flip down a $10 million deal to maneuver to MLS if he may make half as a lot enjoying in Spain.

As he prepares for the World Cup, the 30-year-old’s membership future is unsure after he solely began 16 Premier League video games at West Ham final season, with an additional 12 appearances off the bench. Sources instructed ESPN FC in April that West Ham can be open to provides for Hernandez, who scored eight targets final season regardless of his restricted alternatives.

Hernandez has lengthy been linked to a transfer again to North America, both to an MLS membership or to Liga MX facet Chivas, however in an interview with ESPN’s David Faitelson final month he made it clear he would like to remain in Europe.

In a collection of rapid-fire questions, Hernandez was requested, “$10 million playing in MLS or $5 million playing on a mid-table team in Spain?” — and he responded “$5 million in Spain.”

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Hernandez, who moved to Europe with Manchester United in 2010, has performed just one yr in Spain — the 2014-15 season with Actual Madrid whereas on mortgage. He then spent two seasons with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany earlier than returning to the Premier League final season.

And regardless of a long-term fondness for Chivas, Hernandez mentioned he would somewhat “return to Manchester United” than his boyhood membership.

Requested if he would keep in Europe “as far as it takes you,” he agreed: “Yes, literally like that, as far as I can go.”

“You said it well, as far as it takes me,” Hernandez mentioned. “And it doesn’t mean I’m carrying burdens or something bad. Let’s say, and I’ll say it, that’s it.”

Hernandez additionally mentioned that if he needed to depart Europe within the close to future that he would play in Mexico somewhat than MLS — however that does not imply it might be the ultimate transfer of his profession.

“I’ll tell you this, when I return, when I’m able to return to [North America] … it’ll be Mexico, obviously,” he mentioned. “But wherever it is, that doesn’t mean that’s the end of it, OK? For me, the end is when I retire, be it in China, Dubai, Qatar, MLS, the Spanish league, Dutch, French.”

Hernandez additionally spoke about his distaste basically for the present state of the switch system, saying groups who maintain out for increased charges can hold gamers from reaching their full potential. 

“The problem now is with transfers. They don’t want to sell,” he mentioned. “If you listen now, clubs are vying for [Monterrey’s] Rodolfo Pizarro for $15 million to $20 million, but no team is going to pay that. Those teams are keeping Rodolfo Pizarro from succeeding when they can open a door for him.”

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