Javier Hernandez turns down Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy to stay in Europe – report

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has turned down the opportunity to play in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire or LA Galaxy, according to’s Ives Galarcep.

The Manchester United forward is currently on loan at Spanish giants Real Madrid but has struggled to make much of an impact, scoring four goals in 14 appearances so far.

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He is set to return to United at the end of the season as Madrid are highly unlikely to make the move permanent, but he will have next to no opportunities under Louis Van Gaal as he has a formidable strikeforce at his disposal already, and he was quick to loan out ‘Chicharito’ in the summer.

And Major League Soccer is believed to have made a very ambitious approach to sign the 26-year-old in the past few weeks.

Hernandez has been approached by MLS before and a second attempt shows the league is clearly keen to add the Mexican star to it’s growing list of globally recognised names.

A move in the future is certainly on the cards but at 26, the former C.D. Guadalajara man feels he still belongs in Europe, for now at least.

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He was a reported target for LA Galaxy and was seen as an ideal Landon Donovan replacement, but his refusal to move stateside saw the MLS Cup champions make a move for Steven Gerrard as their third designated player instead.

Chicago Fire were also reportedly keen but they have bolstered their attack by adding two international strikers as DP’s in Kennedy Igboananike and David Accam.

Hernandez will hope to find himself a club where he can play regularly next season (something he would certainly get in MLS) but interest from the United States will be something the United striker can consider again in the future.

Would MLS be a good move for Javier Hernandez, or should he stay in Europe for now?

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