(Update: ‘Chicharito’ Hernández scores for the first time in UEFA Champions League and saves the day for Man. Utd. Click here)
According to the Communications Department of the Manchester United, the football club and the Mexican striker Javier Hernandez Balcazar (a.k.a. “Chicharito”) and his club “Chivas de Guadalajara” have reached an agreement for the purchase of the Mexican footballer for an undisclosed fee.
Hernandez who is 21 years-old is the current top scorer of Mexican tournament, with 10 goals.
As part of the deal, Manchester United will play a match to open the new 45,000 capacity Chivas Stadium in Guadalajara as part of its 2010/11 season preparations.
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. He will be a great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming our first Mexican player in the summer. We are equally excited to play our first game in Mexico, opening the magnificent new Chivas Stadium in July. Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United has just been defeated this week by Bayern München and is now out of the UEFA Champions League. In the Barclays Premier League, Manchester United is currently in second place with 72 points, just below the Chelsea F.C.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010.