Friday, April 9, 2010

Manchester United sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez

Sportsbook - Manchester United sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez: Hernandez, 21, will be formally announced as a United player on July 1 provided that an application for a work permit is successful.

It is thought that United will initially pay Chivas, the Mexican club, between £6 million and £8 million, although the fee could increase substantially depending on the player’s success.

As part of the deal, United will play in a match to mark the opening of the new 45,000-seat Chivas Stadium in Guadalajara in the summer.

Nicknamed “Chicharito”, or Little Sweet Pea, Hernández comes from a rich line of footballers. His father, Javier Sr, who was known as “Sweet Pea”, played in the 1986 World Cup finals for Mexico and his grandfather, Tomás Balcázar, represented the country in the 1954 tournament.

Sportbook Online - The news comes less than 24 hours after United were eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich. But while it may not have been what fans yearning for proven, world-class signings had in mind, the capture of Hernández again underlines Ferguson’s commitment to buying emerging young players.

Hernández is United’s second signing for next season, with Chris Smalling also due to arrive in July in a £12 million move from Fulham. - Soccer Betting

"I am delighted to reach agreement with Chivas to bring such an exciting young striker, who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country," Ferguson said. "He will be a great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming our first Mexican player in the summer. (Source:


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