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Mexico starlet to join Red Devils in the summer

Last Updated: 08/04/10 7:43pm

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Hernandez: United move agreed

Hernandez: United move agreed

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Manchester United have confirmed they have agreed an undisclosed fee with Chivas de Guadalajara to sign Mexican Javier Hernandez.

The 21-year-old striker, who passed a medical in Manchester this week, will join subject to a successful work permit application.

Hernandez will be the second new face at Old Trafford next season, with the Red Devils having already agreed a deal for Fulham defender Chris Smalling.

The striker, who is better known as 'Chicharito' - meaning Little Pea - has scored four goals in four friendly appearances for El Tri.

As part of the deal United will play a match to open the new Chivas Stadium which has been included in next term's pre-season preparations.

Great addition

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is excited the Mexican starlet is joining as he believes the striker is an excellent prospect.

He told club's official website: "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."

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