It would take a Godfather offer from an MLS club like Orlando City or the LA Galaxy (who have never been shy about targeting major international names) to land Mexican star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, but the buzz remains.
This week there has been plenty of speculation regarding Hernandez, as Manchester United's Louis van Gaal said Wednesday that Hernandez would play with Man U. on tour. Chicharito has one year remaining on his contract. This won't end the MLS rumors, however, as more and more big names jump to the United States.
The Galaxy announced Wednesday that former Villarreal star Giovani dos Santos would be coming aboard.
ESPN's Steve Nichol believes these big name international signings are actually bad for MLS.
"This league was built on parity," Nichol said at ESPN's soccer site, ESPN FC. "The base of it is about spreading the wealth and spreading the good players. And again, the best players go straight to the LA Galaxy. This is bad for the league."
An MLS club would likely have to make Hernandez the highest player in the league to land him. Chicharito is said to be looking for a $10 million per year deal. Dos Santos will make $6 million with the Galaxy.